The Ethics Committee is involved with the NASW Professional Review process. The procedures for professional review were updated in 2015 and the process is now managed by the National NASW office with participation of the state Chapter.
NASW promotes the quality and effectiveness of social work practice. Professional Review is a collaborative process between Chapters and the national office to provide a peer review of alleged unethical conduct of its members. The process is designed to correct and improve the practice of individual social workers as needed. The actions of the process are intended to be constructive and educative rather than punitive. Only in cases of serious misconduct may penalties be imposed.
For information on how to file a complaint and for a copy of the procedures go to:
If you are a member of NASWCO and need information or support on ethical issues, please see information on the Practice Standards Committee.