Advocacy Affairs

Legislative and Regulatory Trends

NPA tracks the activities of the legislature and governmental entities to determine general trends regarding issues related to the Association’s interests. These trends reflect the ideas and efforts of policy makers over time and suggest areas in which information or advocacy may be needed. Observation of trends allows NPA to prepare members and policy makers for policy changes that may be pursued by the NPA or others in the future.

Legislative Efforts

NPA is committed to advocating for the interests of psychology, Nevada psychologists and mental health issues that are important to the public. NPA advocates for legislation that aligns with the core goals and mission of NPA. We monitor state rules and laws that regulate the profession of psychology and maintain a liaison with the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners to stay informed about changes that may affect our members. As an affiliate of the American Psychological Association, NPA is involved in federal advocacy initiatives and lobbies for federal issues that affect the field of Psychology.

Over 1,000 bills are introduced in the legislature each session. Many bills include proposed changes in the law that affect issues related to psychology and may have a positive or negative impact on the public. NPA’s Legislative Committee, along with NPA’s contracted lobbyist, reviews these bills for content of interest to NPA. The Legislative Committee may recommend that NPA support or oppose proposed legislation as appropriate. Throughout the legislative session, bills are monitored with consideration given to whether any action is needed. When needed, NPA members, other involved parties, or the professional lobbyist may be called upon to contact legislators to provide information.


When the Association determines that changes in law or administrative policy are warranted, those changes may be pursued. Legislators or other policy makers may be contacted to discuss proposed changes, and strategies for achieving the desired changes are developed. As a result, proposed legislation, or other policy initiatives, may be generated. NPA WHITE PAPER

How can YOU advocate for psychologists and the profession of psychology?

  • Join our Legislative Committee 
    Our Legislative Committee is committed to legislative and governmental action to advance the interests of psychology, psychologists, and the public to promote a psychologically health Nevada. We advocate for legislative that aligns with the core goals and visions of NPA. To get involved or to find more about the Legislative Committee, CONTACT US  

  • Donate to the NPA Political Action Campaign (NPA-PAC) 
    NPA is a 501(c)6 organization, and as such cannot make direct political contributions. NPA-PAC is an affiliated organization that can take donations for, and make contributions directly to those running for office in Nevada.  Your contribution to our NPA-PAC allows us to support Nevada State Legislators who share our passion and positions. Donations are not tax deductible. Donate to NPA-PAC

For information on Federal Advocacy Efforts contact: AMELIA BLACK, PH.D. (Federal Advocacy Coordinator)