B.C. Reg. 323/2008
O.C. 794/2008
Deposited November 7, 2008
effective November 20, 2008

Social Workers Act

Social Workers Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 287/2012, September 1, 2013]

Point in Time

Contents
1Definition
2Oath of office
3Title protection
4Exempt persons
Schedule

Definition

1  In this regulation,"Act" means the Social Workers Act.

Oath of office

2  The oath of office set out in the Schedule is prescribed for the purpose of section 6 of the Act.

Title protection

3  The title "Registered Clinical Social Worker" is prescribed for the purpose of section 18 (1) (b) of the Act.

Exempt persons

4  (1) In this section, "Nisga'a Nation" and "Nisga'a Village" have the same meanings as in the Nisga'a Final Agreement as defined in the Nisga'a Final Agreement Act.

(2) The following persons are prescribed for the purpose of section 18 (2) of the Act:

(a) a person who is employed as a social worker by

(i)   Canada or the government or an agent of either,

(ii)   a board, other than a regional health board, commission or other body any member of which is appointed by Canada or the government,

(iii)   a municipality, regional district or board of education,

(iv)   an Indian band, a tribal council, a treaty first nation, the Nisga'a Nation or a Nisga'a Village,

(v)   an agency, other than an adoption agency as defined in the Adoption Act, to whose staff is delegated any or all of a director's powers, duties or functions under the Child, Family and Community Service Act or the Adoption Act, or

(vi)   a society incorporated under the Society Act and approved by the director designated under the Child, Family and Community Service Act for the purpose of section 2 (1) (a) of the Society Act, or

(b) a person who teaches or is engaged in research as a social worker under an academic appointment or program in a university, college or institute.

[am. B.C. Regs. 53/2009; 287/2012.]

Schedule

OATH OF OFFICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORKERS

I, ............................................................................................................................................................................[insert board member's name], do swear/solemnly affirm that:

1 I will abide by the Social Workers Act, its regulations and the bylaws of the College and I will faithfully discharge the duties of the position, according to the best of my ability.

2 I will act in accordance with the law and the public trust placed in me.

3 I will act to serve and protect the public and the public interest.

4 I will carry out the duties and objects of the College and ensure that I am guided by the public interest in the performance of my duties.

5 I will act honestly and with integrity and I will declare any private interests, memberships and affiliations relating to my duties as a board member and take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

6 I will safeguard confidential information, not divulging it unless I am either authorized or required to do so by law.

Sworn/Affirmed by me, at ............................................................................................................................[place], on ..................................................[date].

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[Signature of person swearing/affirming oath]

......................................................................................................................

[Signature of person administering oath]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Social Workers Act, S.B.C. 2008, c. 31, sections 18 and 50]