Federal Advocacy

Learn about legislative issues and advocacy efforts important to professional psychology including reimbursement, Medicare, scope of practice, health information technology, and mental health parity.

APA Practice Organization Legislative Action Center https://www.apaservices.org/practice/advocacy


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


APA Practice Leadership Conference in Washington D.C

The Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) is an invitation-only event that brings together psychologists from the State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations (SPTAs) across the U.S. and Canada, along with APA governance and a few divisions. PLC is an opportunity for SPTA leaders to network and converse about professional issues, association management challenges, and trends occurring at the state and federal level.

Each year, NPA leadership attend this 4-day conference for several days of training through large and small group sessions, workshop and networking opportunities to learn more about the issues facing psychology and psychologists, and to network with colleagues, invited speakers and government representatives.  On the final day, our Nevada delegation heads to Capitol Hill to meet with Nevada’s congressional and state representatives to advocate for our profession person-to-person.

 

 2021 Practice Leadership Conference, March 7th - 10th
“COVID-19 Recovery and the Future of Practice” 
The 2021 national advocacy priorities included urging the passage of the Tele-Mental Health Improvement Act, urging Congress to enact Tele-behavioral Health Policies that provide equitable access for all and increasing Fiscal year (FY22) Appropriations for critical psychology workforce training programs.

On Tuesday, March 10th, NPA held scheduled meetings with the offices of Senator Rosen (D-NV), Senator Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Congressman Amodei (R-NV-02), Congressman Horsford (D-NV-04), Congresswoman Titus (D-NV-01) and Congresswoman Lee (D-NV-03).

For more information about our 2021 Capitol Hill advocacy efforts, CLICK HERE

2020 Practice Leadership Conference, March 7th - 10th
“Maximizing the Impact of State and Federal Advocacy”
The 2020 national advocacy priorities included urging the passage of the “Medicare Mental Health Access Act” (H.R. 884/S. 2772); Exclude psychologists’ services from the projected 7% payment reduction in 2021; and strengthening funding for critical psychology workforce programs. 
On March 10
th, NPA held live, virtual meetings with the offices of Senator Rosen (D-NV), Senator Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Congressman Amodei (R-NV-02), Congressman Horsford (D-NV-04), Congresswoman Titus (D-NV-01) and Congresswoman Lee (D-NV-03).

For more information about our 2020 Capitol Hill advocacy efforts, CLICK HERE

 

2019 Practice Leadership Conference, March 9th - 12th
“Advocacy and Leadership”
The 2019 national advocacy priorities included asking for co-sponsorship of the “Medicare Mental Health Access Act” (H.R.884); Co-sponsorship of the “Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act (H.R.1301) and support to preserve mental health and substance use disorder coverage in Medicaid and private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, March 12th, NPA held scheduled meetings with the offices of Senator Rosen (D-NV), Senator Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Congressman Amodei (R-NV-02), Congressman Horsford (D-NV-04), Congresswoman Titus (D-NV-01) and Congresswoman Lee (D-NV-03).

For more information about our 2019 Capitol Hill advocacy efforts, CLICK HERE