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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health...

Legislative Update: 11/20/19

The National Portability Taskforce Counseling regulatory boards will determine the future of license portability for counselors. With the recent progress toward a counseling interstate compact, creating uniform standards across state lines has never been more...

Legislative Update: 8/28/2019

This morning Tennessee’s House of Representatives elected a new Speaker, Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) 94-0 with bipartisan support. Jeremy Faison will replace Sexton as Republican Caucus Leader. Before adjourning the Special Session, Sexton announced his leadership...

Legislative Update: 5/2019

Here is your final bill report for this Session.- Jenny Ford, Public Relations Specialist SB55/HB781 | Creates the professional art therapist advisory committee. Stalled. Sponsors: | Sen. Massey, Becky , Rep. Ramsey, Bob Senate Status: | 03/13/19 - Taken off notice in...

Legislative Update: 2/4/2019

TLPCA Members - There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol following Session convening and the Inauguration with the very important exception of the election of legislative leaders and committee assignments. Here are the legislative leaders for the 111th General...

Weekly Legislative Report: February 1, 2019

TLPCA Members - Below are current bills being tracked.SB53/HB496 -- PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Mental and Medical Health Providers get waiver while working on Innovative Readiness Training programs in TN. Sponsors: Sen. Kelsey, Brian , Rep. Hurt, Chris Senate...

Legislative Update: 2/19/2018

TLPCA Members, don’t miss out on the upcoming event that’s open to anyone who wants to advocate for mental health in TN! If you’ve ever wanted your voice to be heard with law makers, this is your chance.

Straight Talk

Behavioral Health Day on the Hill! This is hosted by the TN Coalition for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Registration begins at 8:30am, the program begins at 9:30am, and the event concludes at 12:45pm.

Legislative Update: 1/31/17

After a season of collecting additional information, the TLPCA Board Officers are in opposition of SB0001. The reasons for the opposition to the proposed legislation are as follows: It singles out professional counselors in a discriminatory manner from other...

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Become an Advocate for Your Profession - Becoming advocates for our profession and for our clients is a crucial part of the professional responsibility of the Licensed Professional Counselor. However, many of us are unsure how to take steps to advocate for our needs....