greater washington society
for clinical social work

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

(202) 478-7638 
admin@gwscsw.org

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


GWSCSW . . . Advocates for YOU - Provides educational events for licensure renewal - Connects you with peers - Provides professional support for your career

Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 711, Garrisonville, Virginia  22463 | (202) 478-7638 

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