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Hot Topics from the Helpline

Hot Topics from the Helpline

Hot Topics from the Helpline Social workers insured through the NASW Risk Retention Group receive unlimited free access to the Risk Management Helpline with their liability insurance policy. Whether the insurance policy protects against General Liability, Cyber...
Hot Topics from the Helpline

Risk Management Helpline Experiences

Risk Management Helpline Experiences In the August 2016 Tip-of-the-Month article, the content referenced a landmark 1957 U.S. legal decision that merged the word “consent” with the term “informed consent” whereby medical professionals have a duty to disclose any facts...
Are You Protected from a Costly Lawsuit?

Are You Protected from a Costly Lawsuit?

Are You Protected from a Costly Lawsuit? Lawsuits and state board complaints are expensive, take time away from work and cause a lot of anxiety. The most frequent classes of lawsuits against social workers include: Incorrect Treatment, (comprising over 20% of the...
Are You Headed to Court?

Are You Headed to Court?

Are You Headed to Court? Stop … collect your thoughts Look … at your insurance policy Listen … to the experts Social workers receive a subpoena many times during their career. Sometimes many in one year. Legal defense and advisory costs for one...
Report Early, Report Often

Report Early, Report Often

Report Court and Licensing Board Matters to Your Professional Liability Insurance Carrier Immediately As many social workers understand from experience, it is common to be subpoenaed to provide evidence or testimony related to client records, or to receive complaints...