Author Archives: naswfoundation

Court Victory for Same-sex Marriage

NASW rejoices in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling striking the California Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional in Perry v. Brown, available at Read NASW’s amicus brief, coordinated by the NASW Legal Defense Fund, at Read More »

HIPAA Alert!

NASW’s Social Work Ethics and Law Institute (SWELI) publishes twice-weekly legal and ethics updates for social workers on, such as:  Did you know?  The U.S. Dept. of Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is piloting a program to perform 150 audits of health care entities to assess compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification ... Read More »