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:
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.
CONNECTION is the official newsletter of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.