greater washington society
for clinical social work

Promoting the highest standards of clinical social work practice through education, advocacy, and community.

Legislative Terminology

To help you decipher legal speak (for translating legislative reports)

BSWE -- Board of Social Work Examiners

CHR -- Community Health Resource

CSWA -- Clinical Association of Social Workers

CMS -- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DHMH -- Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

DHR -- Department of Human Resources

DMHMRSAS -- Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

HMO -- Health Maintenance Organization

MHCC -- Maryland Health Care Commission

MHLG -- Mental Health Liaison Group

MHSCRC -- Maryland Health Services Cost Rate Commission

NAMI -- National alliance for the Mentally Ill

NASW -- National Association of Social Workers

NIH -- National Institutes of Health

SAMHSA -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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