GAPP - Government Affairs and Public Policy

The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team advocates for ACA members and the counseling profession on a range of issues, including Medicare reimbursement, portability, and school counseling funding.

Adding your voice makes our message stronger. Join us by contacting your representatives on issues that matter to you using our Action Center resources.

We encourage you to email us with questions or comments at advocacy@counseling.org



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Health and Human Services Extends the Public Health Emergency for the Fourth Time

by Danny Le | Jan 11, 2021
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has extended the Public Health Emergency declaration an additional 90 days from January 21 through late April, ensuring key resources are available nationally for fighting the COVID-19 virus.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar has extended the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration an additional 90 days from January 21 through late April, ensuring key resources are available nationally for fighting the COVID-19 virus.

This is the fourth time that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the PHE. The PHE allows for HHS to expand telehealth, telemedicine, and telebehavioral initiatives, which has offered licensed professional counselors the flexibility they need to provide greater access to behavioral health services to those in need.

If you have questions or would like to become involved in ACA advocacy efforts, please contact us at advocacy@counseling.org.

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