Arizona Social Worker Attorney

PROFESSION NAME:Social Worker
LICENSING BOARD:Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
ADDRESS:3443 North Central Avenue, #1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
PHONE:602-542-1882
WEB:http://azbbhe.us/

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROFESSION:  A Social Worker in Arizona holds a degree in social work and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.  The main tasks of professional social workers include case management, clinical social work, human services management, and social welfare policy analysis.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF LICENSING BOARD:The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners regulates behavioral health professionals in the field of counseling, marriage and family therapy, substance abuse counseling and social work.  The Board governs the issuance of licenses, registrations and certificates for individuals. The Board initiates investigations into complaints and self-reports concerning a behavioral health professional’s possible non-compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions if it is determined that Arizona law has been violated.

Legal Services offered for Social Workers include:

  • Licensing Board Defense:  If you are a Social Worker with a pending issue before the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners; Robert Chelle Law can aggressively and effectively defend your license.
  • Complaint/Investigation Response:  A complaint filed against you may subject your license to an investigation that results in probation, suspension or revocation.  Once you receive notice of a complaint or investigation from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners it is important to call Attorney Robert Chelle, as soon as possible, to ensure an accurate and effective defense of your license.
  • Criminal Reporting Requirements:  All licensed health care professionals in Arizona must report nearly any criminal charge to their licensing board within 10 days.  If you have been charged with a crime we can assist you in reporting the charges to your licensing board.
  • Self-report Assistance:  If your employer has advised you to self-report an issue, we can help you draft a thorough self-report.
  • Application and Forms Review:  An application for a professional license that includes errors or omits necessary information can lead to unnecessary delays or the denial of your application.  An attorney review of your application can give you the best chance to receive your license in a timely manner.
  • Employment Contract Review:  We can review your proposed contract and identify potential legal problems regarding the included terms and conditions.

General Complaint/Investigation Timeline:

  1. Complaint is filed/Investigation is initiated
  2. Notice of Investigation is sent to the licensee
  3. A detailed response is due to the Board within 14 to 30 days
  4. An interview is held with a Board investigator
  5. The Board reviews the investigation at a Board Meeting
  6. The Board determines if discipline is merited
  7. Discipline is given or the case is dismissed
  8. The licensee may appeal

If you need legal assistance with an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners issue contact Attorney Robert Chelle by email or by telephone at 602-344-9865.

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