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Updated to include the latest codes and standards of NASW and the Council on Social Work Education. Bibliography expanded and updated.

Updated on 02 Jan 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 21 August 2017

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The professional review process delineates procedures for hearing complaints of alleged professional misconduct by members of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). It provides mechanisms for conducting hearings and alternate dispute resolution via mediation, monitoring professional behavior, and sanctioning and developing corrective actions for NASW members who are in violation of the NASW’s Code of Ethics. The process, originally developed in 1967, has been modified over time to reflect the best identified means for conducting fair hearings and carrying out the most appropriate interventions.

Keywords: adjudication, professional conduct, peer review, ethical misconduct, mediation, alternate dispute resolution, Code of Ethics

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