A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
5/ Steven Parks, a social worker in private practice in Houston who works with child trauma victims, said the policy change could impact LGBTQ clients’ access to mental health services.
3/ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office recommended the change, board members said, because the code’s nondiscrimination protections went beyond protections laid out in the state law that governs how and when the state may discipline social workers.
The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners' code of conduct will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Because of GOP Gov. Abbott, now social workers in Texas can reject clients because they're gay, disabled, or trans - people who are often in most desperate need for social services.
A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
2/ In early October, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners voted unanimously to change a section of its code of conduct, which would allow social workers to turn away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Oh my. RT : A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.