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Kentucky Social Work Code of Ethical Conduct
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Section 5
Kentucky Administrative Regulations: 201 KAR 23:080
Professional Integrity

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     Section 5. Professional Integrity. (1) A social worker shall not provide a social work service if under the influence of alcohol, another mind-altering or mood-altering drug, or physical or psychological illness which impairs delivery of the services.
     (2) A social worker shall not possess or distribute the board's examination material without authorization by the board.
     (3) A social worker shall not interfere with a board investigation of a social worker through a willful means including:
     (a) Misrepresentation of a fact;
     (b) Undue influence of a witness;
     (c) A threat toward a person; or
     (d) Harassing communication toward a person.
     (4) A social worker shall not verbally abuse or harass or physically threaten or assault a client, supervisee, employee, board member, or agent of the board.

- Kentucky Legislature. Title 201, Chapter 23: 080 Board of Social Work. 2018 Kentucky Administrative Regulations. Section 5. Professional Integrity.

Regulation 201 KAR 23:080 states, "A social worker shall not provide a social work service if under the influence of alcohol, another mind-altering or mood-altering drug, or physical or psychological illness which impairs delivery of the services."

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), no longer uses the terms substance abuse and substance dependence, rather it refers to substance use disorders, which are defined as mild, moderate, or severe to indicate the level of severity, which is determined by the number of diagnostic criteria met by an individual. Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use, and pharmacological criteria.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Substance Use Disorders. Department of Health and Human Services. 2015.

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