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SB 571 (2021)

HB 736 (2021)

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Medicare
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
HR432
 

01/21/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means

IL Co-sponsor Rep. Schakowsky, Janice

Rep. Underwood, Lauren
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]


 Medicare  A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes. S 828
   
 Mental Health
 To authorize funding to increase access to mental health care treatment to reduce gun violence. HR 137 -
  01/04/2021 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary
         
 IOWA Licensure proposed changes

The Iowa Board of Behavioral Health is considering changes to its Educational Qualifications for Mental Health Counselors. In the Professional Orientation curriculum, the Board proposes to replace the American Counseling Association with the American Mental Health Counselors Association as the primary one to be studied, despite ACA’s much longer history and larger membership.

More significantly, under the Ethical Standards curriculum, the Board proposes to replace ACA with AMHCA as the source of counselor ethics to be studied. ACA’s Code of Ethics is the standard across the nation. Moreover, it is the code of ethics adopted and used by the Iowa Board of Behavioral Health. There is no logical reason to adopt the code of ethics of one association for all counselors to work under and then require students to learn about the ethical standards of a different association.  
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  Legislation from 116th Congress
     
School Mental
Health Services

Mental Health Services for Students Act
Proposed Legislation
HR1109
Latest Action: Passed House failed Senate116th Congress over
 Loan repayment
Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2019
Proposed Legislation
 HR2431 Introduced 5/8/19
  Compact Legislation for Interstate Counselor Licensure
     
 

ACA's Licensure Compact Project


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Georgia
 GA HB395

Professional Counselors Licensure Compact Act

HB 395 (2021)

Passed await Gov
  Fingerprint, criminal background check, 60 credit hour degree in counseling or meet list of classes
 Maryland
SB 0571 Professional Counselors Licensure
Compact Act

SB 571 (2021)

HB 736 (2021)

 Passed await Gov
 
 Nebraska LB 554 Professional Counselors Licensure

Compact Act

LB 554 (2021)

     
 Tennessee

SB 1027 (2021)

HB 959 (2021)


     
 North Carolina

HB 224 (2021)

SB 173 (2021)


Drafting
   
 Deleware   Drafting
   
  Other possibles: AL, LA, TX, NH, ID, CO, MO, WA, AZ, OH, OK
     

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