There is, however, a tie between the NASW Code of Ethics and the proposed AASSWB model statute.
One advantage of the relatively recent codification of social work credentialing is the endorsement of examination scores by all states that are members of the AASSWB.
Although there are advantages to pressing for legislative uniformity in social work codes, the model statute presented by the AASSWB raises some issues, which should be evaluated by social workers.
These concepts are important because they represent those for which specific definitions are provided in the AASSWB document, and potentially these concepts can be codified into law.
The AASSWB document suggested as part of the standards for practice (1997) that social workers should display a professional disclosure statement or alternately make the following information about clients' rights available.