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ACA ALERT: Contact Your Rep. by 4/8 to Sign ESSCP Support Letter

Rep. Langevin Seeking Cosigners on ESSCP Letter to Appropriations Committee Earlier this week President Obama signed legislation finalizing federal spending allocations for fiscal year 2013.  For the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (ESSCP), this means total FY 2013 funding … Continue reading

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“Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013,” Bipartisan Counselor Coverage Bill, Introduced

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have introduced legislation—S. 562, the “Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013”—in Congress to cover counselors under Medicare.  As with previous versions of the legislation, the bill would cover counselors for … Continue reading

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Bill to Reduce Student-to-Counselor Ratio

Bill to Reduce Student-to-Counselor Ratio: Help Get Co-Sponsors for the Student Support Act Please click HERE for more information.

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ACA UPDATE: DoD Clarifies TRICARE Rule in Response to ACA Request, as Sequester Hits Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) has clarified aspects of its interim final rule (IFR) establishing certification criteria for licensed mental health counselors participating in the TRICARE program, in response to a request submitted by ACA.  In a letter to ACA … Continue reading

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FYI: MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013 (S. 195)

FYI: MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS ACT OF 2013 (S. 195) Senator Al Franken http://www.franken.senate.gov/files/docs/Mental_Health_in_Schools_Act.pdf

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