Consultation

DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF STRUGGLING WITH ETHICAL DILEMMAS RELATED TO YOUR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE?
For example:

Respecting a client’s confidentiality versus mandated reporting
Conflicts that may arise in a multidisciplinary setting
What actions to take when you want to further explore whether a colleague’s behavior is unethical
Conflicts that arise from providing counselling services in smaller communities
Conflicts that arise between your agency employment and your private practice.
If so, MASW/MIRSW can be a resource to you.

THE PROCESS

Return the completed form to the MASW/MIRSW office to the attention of the Executive Director.
Confidentiality is protected by removing all identifying information regarding the member and client(s) from the submitted documents.
The Chair of the PCC will assign the request to a panel of 2 or 3 committee members based on their field of expertise and/or geographical area.
The panel meets and prepares a written response that specifically addresses the member’s concerns.
The response is reviewed by the PCC Chair and, if appropriate, by the MASW/MIRSW legal counsel.
The PCC Chair sends the final consultation response to the member who requested the consultation.
It is anticipated that the turn around time from the date received at the MASW/MIRSW office and final written response will be no longer than 21 days.

NATURE OF CONSULTATIONS

Do you have ethical questions about …

Confidentiality
Conflict of Interest
Conflict with Organizational Guidelines
Clinical Records/Recording
Duty to Inform
Gift Giving
Living Wills
Professional Fees
Advertising
Referral of Clients
Responsibilities to Clients
Services to Minors
Unethical Professional Behavior
Social Justice

(The PCC does not address employer/employee labor concerns)

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