Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Client" means:
(a) An individual, family, or group who directly receives social work services from a social worker;
(b) A corporate entity or other organization if the contract is to provide a social work service of benefit directly to the corporate entity or organization; or
(c) A legal guardian who is responsible for making decisions relative to the provision of services for a minor or legally incompetent adult.
(2) A person identified as a client pursuant to subsection (1) of this definition shall be deemed to continue to be a client for a period of five (5) years following the last date of service rendered to the person.
(3) "Dual relationship" means a social, business, or personal relationship between a social worker and a client that coexists with the professional-client relationship between the social worker and the client.
- Kentucky Legislature. Title 201, Chapter 23: 080 Board of Social Work. 2018 Kentucky Administrative Regulations. Section 1. Definitions.
See Section 11: Kentucky Administrative Regulations: 201 KAR 23:080 Dual Relationships for more information.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Fuqua, D. R., Newman, J. L., Simpson, D. B., & Choi, N. (2012). Who is the client in organizational consultation? Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64(2), 108–118.
Harris, S. E., & Robinson Kurpius, S. E. (2014). Social networking and professional ethics: Client searches, informed consent, and disclosure. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(1), 11–19.
Hill, C. E., Lu, Y., Gerstenblith, J. A., Kline, K. V., Wang, R. J., & Zhu, X. (2020). Facilitating client collaboration and insight through interpretations and probes for insight in psychodynamic psychotherapy: A case study of one client with three successive therapists. Psychotherapy, 57(2), 263–272.
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