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
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