21 NCAC 63 .0506             REMUNERATION

(a)  Financial arrangements shall be explicitly established and agreed upon by the social worker and the client in the initial stage of intervention.

(b)  Social workers shall not give or receive any fee or other consideration to or from a third party for referrals.  Clinical social workers may, however, participate in contractual arrangements in which they agree to discount their fees.

(c)  Social workers employed by an agency or clinic and also engaged in private practice shall conform to agency regulations regarding private practice.

(d)  Legal measures to collect fees may be taken if a client does not pay for services as agreed, provided notice of such action is given beforehand.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90B-6; 90B-11;

Eff. March 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.