State denies social worker license application of Rayne Norton; subject of previous suspensions

May 31, 2012

On December 1, 2011, the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners denied Rayne Norton's licensed master social worker application based on unprofessional conduct.

On May 7, 2010, the Board revoked Norton’s license and had suspended her for at least six months in September 2008. Norton failed to comply with some of the terms and conditions of that suspension Order and thus the Board opened another complaint against her.

The revocation came about due to her failure to participate in the Board’s investigation of that complaint.

The issue which resulted in the 2008 suspension was that Norton “self-reported to the Board that she had engaged in a dual relationship with a 19-year-old male client when she allowed the client to live with her and her family for four days.” 

Terms and conditions of that suspension included obtaining a psychological evaluation, attending and passing a graduate level ethics course and reimbursing the Board its investigative costs of $9,929.54.

However, the Board noted in their most recent published information on the case, that “other than a letter of apology, [Norton] provided no other information or evidence that the professional has taken to correct or resolve issues leading to her unprofessional conduct, which ultimately led to the revocation of her license.”

Source: Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Adverse Action Tracking Forms, dated 21 September 2010 and January 17, 2012.


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