Discipline Committee Finds Former Social Worker Guilty of Professional Misconduct

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers has found Gail T. Flintoft guilty of professional misconduct. Ms. Flintoft was found to have violated sections 2.2, 2.2.8, 2.36, 2.4, 2.10, 2.20, and 2.28 of Ontario Regulation 384/00 (Professional Misconduct) for conduct or actions in regard to 25 identified clients to whom Ms. Flintoft provided social work services, and to her failure to fulfill her responsibilities as a supervisor to a Master of Social Work student.

In its decision, the Discipline Committee ordered that Ms. Flintoft be reprimanded in person, that the fact and nature of the reprimand be recorded on the College Register, that the findings and order of the Discipline Committee (or a summary thereof) be published, with identifying information concerning Ms. Flintoft on the general newswire, additionally in any other manner necessary to alert regulators in the other provinces, and that the results of the hearing be recorded on the Register.

A summary of the Committee's decision is available on the College's website at www.ocswssw.org.

About the College
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers regulates the practice of social work and social service work in Ontario.  The College ensures professional and public accountability for the thousands of registered social workers and registered social service workers in our province. Professionals who wish to use the title "social worker" or "social service worker" can only do so if they are registered with the College.  Registration is also required if you represent yourself or hold yourself out as a "social worker" or "social service worker."

SOURCE: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers

For further information:

Glenda McDonald, M.S.W., RSW, Registrar
(416) 972-9882 ext. 201
gmcdonald@ocswssw.org