A violation is any action taken by a licensed social worker that is contrary to North Dakota Law (North Dakota Century Code), or North Dakota Administrative Rules, including the code of ethics adopted by the NDBSWE.
North Dakota Century Code 43-41 law
North Dakota Administrative Rule 75.5 administrative code
2017 National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics code of ethics.
NDBSWE is authorized by law to take disciplinary action against a license if the licensee has violated North Dakota law and/or administrative rule. The law establishing the NDBSWE was enacted by the legislature as a means of protecting the safety and welfare of the public. N.D.C.C. 43-41-10 lists the grounds for which the NDBSWE may deny, refuse to renew a license, suspend, revoke, reprimand, restrict, limit a license, or place a license on probationary status.
The NDBSWE and its legal counsel may not offer legal advice to the public or licensees. If you feel you need advice on whether or not to report a potential violation, you should seek private legal counsel