SB 487: Removing Barriers to Entry in the Behavioral Health Workforce

SB 487: Removing Barriers to Entry in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Relative to license requirements for certain alcohol and drug use professionals and establishing a state substance use disorder treatment services program

New Futures supports this bill, which would take a number of steps to remove barriers to entry to the behavioral health workforce.  It would establish a system of substance use disorder treatment servuces under DHHS, allowing designated SUD treatment providers to bill both Medicaid and private insurance for services rendered by individuals who are working toward their hours of  clinical supervision required for licensure.  Further, it would allow candidates for licensure for Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Famiyl Therapists to meet their clinical experience hours requirement in less than two years, among other steps.

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Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote