Discipline

Decisions & outcomes

When the registration of a member of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers is revoked or suspended by the Complaints Committee or the Discipline Committee, the College must publish a summary of this decision. (Information subject to a publication ban will be omitted or redacted.)

Decision findings are also published in accordance with Sections 43 and 44 of the Social Worker Regulations, and are attached to member profiles in the registry. A tally of the number of complaints received and resolved by the College is published in the annual report each year.

The College shares decision information not only to meet requirements of the Social Workers Act, but to serve and protect the public interest. This is intended to:

  • Protect members of the public by informing them of necessary sanctions.
  • Illustrate for social workers, and members of the public, what does or does not constitute professional conduct.
  • Help social workers understand the discipline process, and reasons for decisions.
  • Develop a shared understanding of the College’s role in ensuring that Nova Scotians can rely on professional, ethical social work practice.
  • Implement the decisions of the Discipline Committee.

January 15, 2021 — Ryanne Rhodenizer — Registration revoked

The NSCSW has revoked Ms. Rhodenizer’s license to practice social work due to professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming the profession, a breach of the Standards of Practice and a breach of the Code of Ethics.

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December 4, 2020 — Eileen Carey — Registration revoked

The NSCSW has permanently revoked Ms. Carey’s license to practice social work due to professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming the profession, incompetence and a breach of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

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