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Government Affairs: Latest News & Updates 

ACA Members on Capitol Hill During the 2019 Institute for Leadership Training

The Government Affairs team advocates for you and your profession on issues ranging from Medicare reimbursement to portability to school counseling funding. Adding your voice makes our message stronger. Join us by contacting your representatives on issues that matter to you.


March 27, 2020

ACA Endorses COVID-19 Telehealth State Coverage Letter  

On Wednesday, the American Counseling Association signed on to a letter to Congressional Leadership, Governors and State Insurance Commissioners requesting “states to temporarily lift restrictions on telebehavioral health at all levels of care by telephone or video for individuals—regardless of insurance plan—and ensure payment parity until the conclusion of this national emergency.”

March 26, 2020

ACA is hard at Work on the Policy front for You and for the Clients You Serve

Your Government Affairs and Public Policy team is hard at work for you and for your clients.  We continue to educate public officials on all of the unique needs of the counseling community.

Oct. 4, 2019

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Proposed Changes to Scope of Practice for Licensed Professional Counselors

The American Counseling Association's Richard Yep, CAE, FAFAE, Chief Executive Officer thanks the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing – Boards and Committees Section (“Board”) for the opportunity to provide written testimony in opposition of the
proposed rule changes to R338.1751 and R338.1757.

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