Article re-post from the Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association
James Blundo MMHCA Executive Director
Napoleon Harrington MMHCA President
MMHCA Public Policy Committee
Acuitas LLC, the MMHCA Retained Lobbyist
THERE IS AN EMERGENCY WHICH THREATENS OUR ABILITY TO PRACTICE and YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!!
The Department of Licensing and Regulation (LARA) is moving forward with a proposed Scope of Practice Rules change which will put us out of practice, even though our legislative House Bill 4325 is moving along through the tedious legislative process that would update our bill, resolving the LARA issues.
The Rules change could be in effect as early as November resulting in your inability to be reimbursed by insurance companies and other restrictions.
Please read the Acuitas article which spells out specific threats to our profession.
A hearing will be held on these proposed Rules on October 4, 2019 at 9 am at the G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium, 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, MI 48893.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE PRESENT TO TESTIFY AGAINST THESE RULES!!!
IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO BE PRESENT, PLEASE SEND WRITTEN TESTIMONY. Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm on October 4th to the following email: BPL-BoardSupport@Michigan.gov Tell them how this will hurt your clients, and the financial crises this will cause you.
OUR ABILITY TO PRACTICE OUR PROFESSION IS AT STAKE!
Please join MMHCA, donate to the lobbying effort.
Go to our mobile friendly website to donate and join. www.mmhca.org.
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