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Licensing and regulatory enforcement resources

As part of their public protection mission, social work regulatory boards enforce the rules and statutes enacted in their state or province.

Information for ASWB member boards
Guidebook for Social Work Disciplinary Actions

This booklet outlines possible disciplinary actions that may be taken by social work regulatory boards.

Model Social Work Practice Act

The ASWB Model Social Work Practice Act reflects best practices in social work regulation.

Member service
Board consultation

Looking for specialized guidance about your board’s enforcement tools? Request a board consultation from ASWB.

Public Protection Database

The Public Protection Database is designed to provide an important front line in the protection of the public. The PPD flagging system provides disciplinary information to member boards to assist them in making licensure decisions.

  • Explore the National Practitioner Data Bank

    The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a web-based repository of reports containing information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers.