Testimony on House Bill 5898: An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Public Health Committee March 18, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT), supports House Bill 5898. We are a professional organization representing over 2,500 social workers in the state of Connecticut.  Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the “dignity and worth of the person,” with a key […]

Testimony on SJ 14: Resolution Proposing A State Constitutional Amendment To Permit Early Voting

Government Administration and Elections March 25, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2500 members supports SJ 14 to begin the steps toward amending the State Constitution to allow for early voting. Connecticut’s constitution and statutes are too restrictive in terms of when elections can be […]

Testimony on Bill 966: AAC The Prescriptive Authority of Psychologists

Public Health Committee March 25, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers supports Bill 966 to allow prescriptive authority to licensed psychologists who attain the specified graduate training and supervised experience as determined necessary by the Department of Public Health. There is a shortage of prescribers in Connecticut when it […]

Testimony on Bill 7292: AAC Social Workers Title Protection

Labor and Public Employees Committee March 12, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW  On behalf of the Connecticut Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, representing over 2,500 members, we thank the Labor and Public Employees Committee for raising AAC Social Workers Title Protection that is meant to reserve the title of Social Worker to those […]

Testimony on Raised House Bill No. 7359: AN ACT CONCERNING A LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUEER HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NETWORK.

Human Services Committee March 2019 Submitted by: NASW/CT Diversity Committee Honorable Senator Moore, Representative Abercrombie and the Human Services Committee, The National Association of Social Workers CT Chapter Diversity Committee is in support of an LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network, Raised Bill No. 7359. The National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut Chapter, Board […]

Testimony on SB 877: AAC Revenue Items To Implement The Governor’s Budget

March 15, 2019 Finance and Revenue Committee Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2500 members supports SB 877. It is clear that the State needs to raise new revenue if we are to protect funding for the most vulnerable, and low-income residents of our State. Social […]

Testimony on Raised House Bill 1022: AN ACT CONCERNING MINORITY TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Education Committee March 12, 2019 Submitted by: NASW/CT Diversity Committee Honorable Representative Sanchez, Senator McCrory and the Education Committee, The National Association of Social Workers CT Chapter Diversity Committee is in support of the proposed language (Sec. 2 10-146c, Sec. 3 10-145b (d), Sec.4, Sec. 5 10a-168a, Sec. 6) contained in Raised Bill 1022, An […]

Testimony on SB 1004: AAC Public Insurance Options for Small Business Employees Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Insurance and Real Estate Committee March 12, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2500 members, NASW/CT is in support of SB 1004. Much is spoken about helping small businesses but very little is done. SB 1004 is an exception.  Health care is […]

Testimony on Senate Bill 881: An Act Establishing A Paid And Family Leave Program

March 12, 2019 Labor and Public Employees Committee Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, an organization representing over 2,500 social work members in Connecticut, we strongly support comprehensive paid family and medical leave.  Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 5003, establish a comprehensive paid family and medical […]

Testimony on Resolution Proposing An Amendment To The State Constitution To Allow For Early Voting And No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Government Administration and Elections March 13, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2500 members supports HJR 161 to begin the steps toward amending the State Constitution to allow for early voting. Connecticut’s constitution and statutes are restrictive in terms of when elections can be held […]