Luba Shagawat, Director of Legislative Affairs.
Concerned about Confidentiality?
The members of NJSCSW are all well aware of our conflicts with regard to maintaining our clent's confidentiality when insurers request more than our soical work regulations allow. Often times we are asked to provide information about our clients that is prohibited by our Board of Social Work Examiners' rules and regulations.
When our early attempts to remedy this conflict failed, the NJSCSW decided that the only solution was a legislative one. Therefore, we took action.
On May 16, 2019 a bill to protect the privacy of Mental Health patients (A-3955) passed in the Assembly Health Services Committee. The next step will be to hold a hearing in the full Assembly.
Please contact the following legislators to thank them for their support of A-3955.
Valerie Huttle 201-541-1118
Joann Downey 732-695-3371
Angela Jiminez 201-223-4247
Clinton Calabrese 201-943-0614