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Social Work Risky Business Podcast

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Our podcast program is a series of short and informative tips on how Social Workers manage risks. Topics cover social work malpractice issues, such as the extent of personal and organizational liability and strategies to reduce your exposure to a social work malpractice suit. Episodes are approximately 15 minutes long and provide valuable insight for the social worker into managing and protecting their career.
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This episode discusses patient informed consent, and malfeasance risk. In other words, your duty to bear witness, implicit duty to disclose to the client. If you’re aware of illegal activity in your practice or by your employer or supervisor, you … Continue reading → The post Episode 10: Your Duty to Bear Witness appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Our podcast presenter, Phil Lawson, Vice President of Product Development and Risk, discusses the five (5) Cs and the big D in this episode. The big D is the deposition and the five Cs are confidence, concise, clear, courteous, and … Continue reading → The post Episode 9: The 5 Cs in the Big D – Deposition appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Episode Three This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board … Continue reading → The post Podcast 3: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Episode Two This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board … Continue reading → The post Podcast 2: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Episode One This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board … Continue reading → The post Podcast 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Our podcast presenter, Phil Lawson, Vice President of Product Development and Risk, talks about some of our helpline experiences. He shares some experiential feedback from the risk retention group helpline – a free service for risk retention insurance policyholders. And, … Continue reading → The post Episode 8: Risk and Claims Helpline Experiences appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
In this episode of the Social Work Risky Business Podcast, we discuss pitfalls and perils of an insurance policy. You must be absolutely sure your insurance policy, probably issued by a Wall Street insurance company, protects you. There are complex contracts … Continue reading → The post Episode 7: Pitfalls and Perils appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
What do we mean by negligence is spelled more than simply malpractice? Well, negligence is a duty, breach, damage, and proximate cause. Those are the elements. Avoiding malpractice and tips for social workers to manage risk is important. You’re an … Continue reading → The post Episode 6: Negligence is Spelled More than Simply Malpractice appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
The healthcare field is booming. The fastest-growing 30 occupations of all occupations in the country indicate there are eight in the allied health sector. This sector contains a variety of healthcare behavioral health care workers, working in many occupations and … Continue reading → The post Episode 5: Lapse and Gaps appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
As a licensed healthcare practitioner, there’s no doubt that you have a professional liability policy. And, you probably should have a cyber or data-breach liability insurance policy to insure you from HIPAA violations for third party information breach. Also, a … Continue reading → The post Episode 4: Insurance Basics appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
As licensed practitioners, there is no doubt that you have a professional liability insurance policy, a cyber or data breach insurance policy to insure you from HIPAA violations for third party information breach, and a general liability insurance policy covering … Continue reading → The post Episode 3: The 3 N’s of Insurance appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
Keeping on top of your insurance coverages is vital to ensure your assets are protected. In this episode, we provide some tips for healthcare workers to manage risk. Now, it all starts with the basics. First, do not assume that … Continue reading → The post Episode 2: Avoiding Insurance Coverage Gaps appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
“Medical Records Requests” and “Breach of Confidentiality” are the leading claims issues for social workers. These claims trigger lawsuits, licensing board inquiries, and HIPAA information breach liability, particularly regarding HIPAA HITECH 45 CFR Part 160, that holds social workers liable … Continue reading → The post Episode 1: Documentation Pointers to Avoid Liability and Malpractice appeared first on NASW Assurance Services.
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