NCU Arizona State Social Work Regulations and Legislation Presentation




Social workers understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.   Social Workers also understand the role of other professions when engaged in inter-professional teams. Social workers recognize the importance of life-long learning and are committed to continually updating their skills to ensure they are relevant and effective. For your assignment this week, assume you have already graduated and are working in the field of social work at the MSW level. You are employed at a skilled nursing facility as the social services director. You have been asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation regarding your state’s (or providence’s) social work and mental health practice laws and regulations as they pertain to reporting of abuse and neglect of elder and dependent adults. This presentation will be shown to all newly-hired social workers as part of their new hire training.

In your presentation, include the following (based on the state in which you in live or intend to practice):

Explain how vulnerable adult and/or elder and dependent adult is defined according to your state’s laws or regulations.

Examine and explain the mandatory reporting laws in your state.

Provide contact information for making a report of suspected abuse/neglect.

Include information regarding consequences for failure to report.

Review the social work licensure regulations in your state. Explain any requirements regarding working with older adults.


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