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Spring conference wins high ratings

Great conference in Boise, almost everyone agreed, although with the advantage of hindsight there might have been some tighter scheduling.

Almost unanimously, those who turned in evaluation sheets after the 1998 Spring Education Meeting not only enjoyed the role-played disciplinary action hearing but found the information very useful. The most frequent comment was that parts of it, at least, ran too long, and several participants suggested that a change in the format with more narration and some control might have helped.

As usual, there were many favorable comments on the opportunities for board members to talk with each other and compare problems and solutions.

The always illuminating category of future topics and activities for meetings included more sharing of brochures and forms, the examination of the role of regulation of social work in the electronic age, continuing education by Internet and other electronic means, how to word board decisions, investigations, the implications of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), scope of practice, supervision, dealing with the media and open records statutes, compulsive gambling and impaired professional regulations, whether or not composite boards work, and ethics.

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