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Joseph Vaz, #804193
The Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers found that Joseph Vaz, a social work member, is guilty of professional misconduct in that he violated sections 2.2, 2.5. 2.20 and 2.36 of O. Reg. 384/00 (Professional Misconduct) to the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, Principles II, III, IV and VIII of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook (Standards of Practice), and Interpretations 1.5, 1.6, 2.1.5, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.8, 3.7, 4.1.1, 4.1.3, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.6 of the College’s Standards of Practice.
Read the College Discipline Committee’s decision summary and reasons*: https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Decision_Reasons_Joseph_Vaz_804193.pdf
Read the College Discipline Committee’s penalty order: https://www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Penalty_Order_Joseph_Vaz_804193.pdf
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