Discipline Findings

Morley Rice Registration No. 1702

In the matter of a Complaint against Morley Rice, Registration # 1702, and a hearing of the Complaint pursuant to Section 23 (c) of the Social Workers Act (2010);  an Adjudication Tribunal of the Newfoundland and Labrador  Association of Social Workers (NLASW) in a Decision dated December 5, 2016 found Mr. Rice guilty of conduct deserving of sanction pursuant to the Act, in particular, 23 (c) (i) of the Act, professional misconduct by engaging in a personal relationship with a client; by disclosing confidential information; and for failing to complete and document client assessments. The Tribunal ordered that Mr. Rice shall not be permitted to reapply for registration for five (5) years after the date of the written order and the following conditions or restrictions will be imposed on his registration: a program of counseling sessions to be completed before reapplying for registration; a number of courses related to boundaries and ethics to be successfully completed before reapplying for registration; a written reprimand which will remain on his registration file for a further five (5) years to be provided upon his reapplying for registration; supervision for a minimum of two (2) hours weekly for a period of two (2) years will be required upon his return to a social work position; and to pay the expenses of the Association arising out of the hearing to a maximum of $29,000.

 

Gail Ross Registration No. 2546

On June 4, 2015, Gail Ross, Registration No. 2546 (the "Respondent") was found guilty of conduct deserving of sanction pursuant to Section 23 (c) (i) and (ii) of the Social Workers Act (2010).  The Adjudication Tribunal ordered: a reprimand for a period of three (3) years; registration to practice social work suspended for a period of sixty (60) days; medical documentation verifying ability to return to the practice of social work including any limitations on practice; counseling for a period of eighteen (18) months effective upon return to social work practice; restriction from working in the area of Mental Health pending medical confirmation; clinical supervision for a minimum of two (2) hours per week for a period of eighteen (18) months upon return to social work practice; successful completion of one (1) education course titled ‘Ethics in Mental Health Practice’; restriction from being a field instructor, or being responsible for the supervision of social work students for a period of eighteen months (18) months; restriction from engaging in the area of private practice of social work for a period of eighteen (18) months; respondent to pay the expenses of the Association arising out of the hearing to a maximum of $2000.00.

 

Wanda Davis Registration No. 2597

On January 29, 2015, Wanda Davis, Registration No. 2597 (the "Respondent") was found guilty of conduct deserving of sanction pursuant to Section 23 (c) (iii) of the Social Workers Act (2010).  The Adjudication Tribunal ordered that the respondent’s practice of social work shall be subject to supervision for a minimum period of two (2) years and respondent is currently suspended from the practice of social work pending the arrangement of the supervision requirements; that the respondent shall complete six (6) consultation sessions with a senior social work practitioner who is a registered member in good standing with the Association, who does not work with the same employer as the respondent and  who is approved by the Association; that the respondent shall provide proof that she has successfully completed a full semester course in social work assessment at a school of social work accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) within 60 days of completion of the course and the course must be completed within the next 12 months or a mutually agreed upon time;  that the respondent shall not engage in independent practice for a period of two (2) years until completion of the supervision sanction; that a letter of reprimand will be placed on respondent’s file for a period of three (3) years; that the respondent will not be a field instructor, or be responsible for the supervision of social work students, and /or mentor co-workers during the aforementioned period of reprimand which is three (3) years; that the respondent will pay the expenses of the Association arising out of the hearing to a maximum of $2500.00