NASW New York State Chapter
National Association of Social Workers
2 January 2000
Sherwin P Simmons
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks
Chicago, IL 60611-3314
Dear Mr Simmons:
On behalf of the 12,500 members of the National Association of Social Workers, I am writing to support the imitative of the National Consumer Alliance Regarding Multidisciplinary Practice. Social Workers have collaborated with members of other professions including lawyers for many years. Removing obstacles to collaboration seems appropriate as we enter the 21rst Century.
Although such corporations are prohibited in New York State, we are working with our State Education Department and our Legislature to make changes in our corporate practice laws.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Very truly yours,
Stuart D Kaufer, MSW, CSW
Associate Executive Director