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From Ken Pope

Subject: recommended: parity poster for offices, etc.: 10 major requirements

I came across an excellent poster that I believe many of you might be interested in: "Fair Insurance Coverage: It's the Law."

The poster lets all patients, their families, and others know their rights to parity:  It lists the 10 major requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and explains what to do if health care coverage violates these legal requirements (including toll-free numbers for the federal government's Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the insurance commissioners for the individual states, a benefit advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, etc. to call to file formal complaints).

The American Psychiatric Association prepared the poster as part of an effort to "ensure that all insurers play by the rules....  Therapists should print a copy and post it their office or waiting room, and any other interested parties are likewise encouraged to display the poster in their workplace and/or share the link. Patients and members of the public are invited to download and review the poster as well."

The poster is online at: 
<http://bit.ly/KenPopeParityPoster>

 


Psychological Examiners Rules Change:

The Board of Psychological Examiners amended the administrative rules that relate to psychology licensure. In cooperation with the Licensure Board, the Vermont Psychological Association successfully made important contributions to the revision process. Thank you to all who helped VPA make a difference for our profession. Here is the link to the rules for psychology licensure (after you click the link, look on the right side of the page).

Please be sure to pay particular attention to Section 4 addressing "Supervision".

Board of Psychological Examiners http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/psychologists/

Legislative Advocacy in Action!VPA Leg Brochure 4 12 11.pdf VPA Leg Brochure 4 12 11.pdf

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The Board of Psychological Examiners is a five member Board created by the Legislature whose members are appointed by the Governor to administer the laws for this profession in the State of Vermont. The Board's mission is public protection. The Board does this by: ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure; setting standards for the profession by proposing statutes and adopting administrative rules;and, with the assistance of OPR staff, investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct, taking disciplinary action against licensees when necessary to protect the public. On this page you will find links to the laws governing this profession, as well as resources for applicants, licensees, consumers and employers.

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