Layne Meacham, the social worker whose license has been suspended since Jan. 13, can practice again, according to an agreement signed by the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and the attorney general's office.

A memorandum of understanding lifting Meacham's suspension was entered into Friday by Meacham's attorney, Robert Hansen, in front of administrative law judge Steve Eklund at a division hearing.Meacham is the founder of the controversial Proctor Advocate treatment program, West Valley City, which Hansen describes as a combination of "tough love" discipline and Alcoholics Anonymous for youth.

Meacham has been charged with two complaints of child abuse filed in West Valley's 3rd Circuit Court. The first case is scheduled to be heard by Judge Tyrone Medley Feb. 27, and the second March 9.

Also according to the agreement, a multidisciplinary task force will be established to review Meacham's program. Meacham will pay $1,000 of the costs of task force.