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Leaders Sought

Nominations for the association's spring 2005 election, including nominees for NASW president-elect, must reach the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification by Oct. 29, 2004. The committee will meet Dec. 3-4, 2004, to develop the slate of candidates. Positions to be filled include the following:
Board of Directors: Member-at-large (2005-08); BSW student member (2005-08); regional representatives (2005-08) - Regions I, II, X, XIII.
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2005-08): Regions II, III, V, IX.

In recommending nominees, members should bear in mind the following NASW bylaws:
The slate must reflect the ethnic minority distribution, sex distribution, sexual orientation distribution, geographic distribution, students, and special interests of membership. (In order to further implement 1996 bylaws amendments, members' self-identification of sexual orientation is invited on the nomination form.)
At least one board member must be a person whose current, most advanced degree is the baccalaureate.
The candidate for a nominations committee seat who garners the second-highest vote total in an electoral region will be the alternate to the elected committee member.
Current board members whose terms expire next June may be elected to other board positions, but may not succeed themselves in their current positions and may not be elected to a third consecutive board term in any capacity.

Only persons whose names are submitted to the nominations committee by Oct. 29, but are not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: (202) 336-8287


Teleconference on HIPAA

NASW is offering free one-hour teleconferences for members this fall about HIPAA regulations and where to find more information on the NASW Web site. Sherri Morgan, NASW Legal Defense Fund associate counsel, and Mirean Coleman, senior policy associate, will lead the teleconferences. Several sets of regulations for HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, are important for social workers, including those on:
electronic transactions and code sets
provider identifiers

No preregistration is required for the teleconferences. Members can call in and access the teleconferences through a code. Social workers cannot earn continuing education credits by participating in the teleconferences. The teleconferences will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. To participate, call (800) 416-8128. When prompted, dial 255176# to access the teleconference


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From the President
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By Gary Bailey, MSW

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Both of the sanctioned social workers failed to follow corrective recommendations.

Democratic Delegates Hear NASW Goals
Social worker delegates "were very well-informed about our organization."
By Sheryl Fred, News Staff

Association Bestows Recognition Awards
Award winners "exemplify the values of the social work profession."
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Foundation Announces Awards Recipients
Lebow, Sudders, Borland and others are honored.

Perceptions of Profession Are Analyzed
Data from focus groups will help shape NASW's Public Education Campaign.

Bill Boosts Seniors' Mental Health Care
NASW worked closely with Sen. Clinton's office to elevate social workers' role.
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Project Tests Continuous Policy Update

Legal Defense Grants Awarded
Help With HIPAA Lawsuit, Insurance Audit Case
The LDF trustees approved $5,000 to continue HIPAA training for members.

Same-Sex Marriage Supported
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The position is based on the NASW Code of Ethics and policy statements.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Professional Review Procedures Changed
The changes resulted from a conclusion that NASW should focus on prevention.
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The Board Takes Action
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Brief Filed on Juvenile's Capital Case
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"The basic tenets of social work are embedded in the United Nations Charter."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Credentials' Requirements Are Changed

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Teen Health Project Teams NASW, Lawyers
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Foundation Board Gets New Members
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A Winner

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M. Scott Moss

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Jim Snyder

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NASW President:
Gary Bailey, MSW

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Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

Director, Publications Division:
Cheryl Bradley

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