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S23-500 Using Law to Guide Ethical Social Work Practice


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructor:
Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours 15 Minutes

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Description

Social Workers are required to follow various laws and regulations that affect their practice, yet often many are unaware of these legal responsibilities. The workshop will present an overview of the major legal citations and opportunities to enhance skills for locating and understanding laws and regulations relevant to social work practice. Laws identified include: Confidentiality of Mental Health Information, Informed Consent, Rights of Minors, Use of Personal Clinical Notes, Conflicts of Interest, Emergency Petitions, and Reporting Harm. Risk management strategies will also be covered.  

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Instructor

Gisele Ferretto, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

University of Maryland School of Social Work


Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, professional ethics, supervision, confidentiality, and curriculum development.  Ms Ferreto is considered a subject matter expert on the issue of confidentiality in social work practice. Most recently she was a contributing author for the Confidentiality and Information Utilization NASW Policy Statement recently published in Social Work Speaks 12th Edition: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2021–2023. She once served on the Maryland Legislative Summer Study Committee that first established the language for the law that governs both health and behavioral health records for the state (Md. Health-General Code Ann. § 4-301 et seq.) 


Agenda & Learning Objectives

AGENDA:

8:45 - 9:00 

Registration/Log on 

09:00 - 10:30 

Lecture 

10:30 - 10:45 

Break 

10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00 - 1:00 

Lunch 

1:00 - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30 - 2:45 

Break 

2:45 - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 

4:30 

Questions & Adjournment 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify the clinician roles and function to meet ethical and legal responsibilities  

  • Locate relevant statute and regulations relevant to Social Work Practice, including: Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Rights of Minors, Use of Personal Clinical Notes, Emergency Petitions, and Reporting Harm Requirements  

  • Identify risk management strategies  

  • Apply Maryland Statute and Regulations to meet the legal requirements for professional conduct with special attention to COMAR 10.42.03 

Bibliography & References

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCES

 

Reamer, Frederic G. (2015) Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Maryland Statutes reviewed: from  https://advance.lexis.com/

  • Family Law Article §5-704.1 (substantial risk of sexual abuse)
  • Health General §4-307 (personal notes)
  • Health General, §4-303 (Informed consent)
  • Health General, §4-301, et seq. (Medical/ Mental Health records confidentiality)
  •  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  • Courts and Judicial Proceedings, §5-609 (Duty to Warn)
  • Family Law §5-704 (reporting child maltreatment)
  • Family Law §14-704 (reporting child maltreatment)
  • Health General §20-102 ( rights of minors)
  • Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 9-121 (Privileged communication)

Maryland Regulations reviewed from   http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/ComarHome.html

  • COMAR 10.42.03.06 (conflict of interest)
  • COMAR 10.42.03.02 and 10.42.03.05 (dual relationship)
  • COMAR 10.42.03.06 D (physical contact)
  • COMAR 10.42.10 (Teletherapy)
  • COMAR 10.42.02.03 (Scope of Practice)

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units for {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

 

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms

LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR PLATFORMS

The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.

 

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.

 

Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

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