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COVID-19: Legal Considerations for Social Workers Resuming In-Person Services

Anne B. Camper, JD, General Counsel

LEGAL ISSUE OF THE MONTH

COVID-19: Legal Considerations for Social Workers Resuming In-Person Services


© May 2020. National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved.


In the early days of the Covid-19 public health emergency, many private clinical practices were closed or shifted to the delivery of clinical health care services via technology (virtual service). This was required or facilitated by emergency orders by many state and local governments. As these governments begin the process of reopening, many social workers are considering when and how to resume their own in-person service to clients. Common questions are addressed below from a legal perspective, to provide general guidance to social workers. Please be sure to review the companion article, Covid-19: Practice Guidelines for Reopening Social Work Practices, which focuses on issues such as Covid-19 infection prevention and control when providing in-person services..


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