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Urgent Legislative Update: Section 12 Bill

September 24, 2019 06:41 PM
Our LMHC Section 12 Privileges Bill HB 1705 will be heard in the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Use and Recovery ANY TIME between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm in Hearing Room 1b on this coming Thursday, September 26, 2019.
Joe Weeks, LMHC, our Director of Legislation and Public Policy, and John Ciervo, LMHC, our President Elect, will be there at 9:30 am. and providing testimony to the Committee. At the July hearing on our 2 other bills we were heard first thing. However, it could be any time within that 10-5 framework. If you can attend, please arrive early, as parking is difficult.
We'd love to have support from members at the event, but written testimony is good, too. The Committee appreciates personal stories about how this issue impacts clients and LMHC clinicians "on the ground". If you'd like to submit testimony, please send it to jweeks@mamhca.org.
We’re attaching a Fact Sheet Here and the actual text of the Bill Here
Thank you for your support!