Ethical Standard of the Month: 1.15 Interruption of Services


NASW Code of Ethics Standard 1.15, Interruption of Services, advises social workers to make reasonable efforts to ensure continuity of services in the event that services are interrupted.


The examples given for possible disruptions in service now include “disruptions in electronic communication.” This inclusion underscores the importance of social workers doing their due diligence when using technology in service delivery.