Board of Social Workers

General practice of Social Workers

The following shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred pesos nor more than two thousand pesos, or imprisonment for not less than one month nor more than two years, or both, in the discretion of the court;

  1. Any person who shall practice or offer to practice social work in the Philippines without being registered or exempted from registration in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
  2. Any person representing or attempting to use as his own, the certificate of registration of another;
  3. Any person who shall give any false or fraudulent evidence of any kind to the Board or any member thereof in obtaining a certificate of registration as a social worker;
  4. Any person who shall impersonate any registrant of like or different name;
  5. Any person who shall attempt to use a revoked or suspended certificate of registration;
  6. Any person who shall in connection with his or her name, otherwise assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is a social worker without holding a valid certificate;
  7. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Act;35
  8. Any person, corporation or entity operating as a social work agency without the corresponding Certificate of Registration issued by the Social Welfare Administration.36 (Redesignated a subparagraph (h) by Sec. 6, R.A. No. 5157)



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