BOARD MEETING AGENDA - JULY 11, 2020

8 Jul 2020 9:29 AM | Jordan Briggs (Administrator)
Utah Mental Health Counselors Association
JULY 11, 2020
 Board Meeting Agenda


 I.  Call to Order by Secretary

II.  Welcome to ALL in attendance By Secretary

  1. Welcome those in attendance through Webinar.
  2. Recognition of ALL Board members in attendance
Governing Officers
  • Julie Tucker, LCMHC, President
  • Dennis Tucker, LCSW, Vice President
  • Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, Secretary
  • Anna Lieber, LCMHC, President-elect
  • Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer

Board Members

  1. Ellen Behrens, Phd, EACC Chair                                                                
  2. Jordan Briggs, LCMHC, LPPC Chair                                                        
  3. Carrie Graham, ACMHC, EACC Dual Chair                                                
  4. Anna Lieber, Graduate Student Chair                                                       
  5. Terri Goldstein, ACMHC, EXEC Chair                                                          
  6. Gray Otis, LCMHC, Presdential Advisor                                                  
  7. Dennis Tucker, LCSW, GBAB Chair                                                              
  8.  Julie Tucker, LCMHC, PRMM Chair                                                            
  9. Sandi Williams, LMFT, PPAC Chair
  10. Bryce Poorman, ACMHC, Treasurer                                                                       

List of Voting Members who are Absent

Do we have a Quorum, five (5) voting members in attendance?

III.  Secretary - Call to Ratify Notes from January
  1. Secretary to call for motion to ratify meeting notes from last month
  2. Secretary to give the floor to the President.
  3. Meeting Called to Order

IV.  Unfinished Business from Last Month                                                                                       

V. Committee Updates & Votes

1. Executive Committee (EXEC)

  1. New Projects
    1. Update from AMHCA 2020 conference - (Gray/Anna) 
  2. Update of progress - 
    1. Strategic Planning meeting Forum brainstorming and Doodle Poll are still open
    2. Currently best dates are end of July and towards the end of August on weekends. 
    3. With the current increase in COVID-19 - do we want to look at extending the date range? 
  3. Items for vote: 
    1. Continuing office space and Internet
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

2. Legislative & Public Policy Committee (LPPC)

  1. New Projects
    1. DOPL update - DOPL met 7/8/2020 and discussed SB 68, SB 23, and Telehealth. 
      1. SB 68 - Clarified language: Vocational Rehabilitation is a "practice setting" not a license. The licenses are Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Both are able to seek licensure currently as a CMHC through SB 68, the board did not go into the exact differences between the two and noted CACREP notes few differences. DOPL will be collecting data and reporting on how many applicants apply through this bill, how many are approved, and recommended changes in the 2021 interim session. 
      2. SB 23 - Licensure Portability: Individuals from other states can obtain a CMHC license in Utah if they have had an equivalent license in another state for one year and are in good standing. The board is working on clarifying under what terms individuals from other states would be able to obtain CMHC licensure. Discussed supervision hours, testing, practice hours, and scope of practice in other states. No decisions were made and it will continue to be discussed. 
      3. Telehealth - Typically, upon a client moving to Utah, a clinician outside of the state has 10 days to notify DOPL that they are providing telehealth, and are able to provide telehealth for a 45 day period. Currently Utah is waiving requirements during the pandemic only while the 'state of emergency' is in effect, which means outside clinicians can do telehealth with people who have relocated to Utah until the state of emergency is over. Once it is over, they will either need to discontinue at that time or apply for licensure in Utah to continue telehealth.
  2. Update of progress
    1. LPPC webpage revised - mission statement adjusted; working on adding in current projects, operating procedures, meeting minutes, advocacy interest areas, DOPL updates, and easy to digest information on licensing and rules.
    2.  Jim will be sending out in an email blast - update from AMHCA - On June 30, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing that included H.R. 945, which provides Medicare reimbursement to mental health counselors. This historic hearing was the first time that counselor Medicare legislation was evaluated as a stand-alone measure. All previous congressional action included our legislation as a piece of a broader health care package. We urge you to contact your Representative this week and ask him/her to include H.R. 945 in the House Energy and Commerce markup of mental health legislation. AMHCA has a template email prepared to contact representatives available at https://umhca.org/LegislativeProjects/9088595
    3. Anne is creating an email template to reach out to members of the Health and Human Services Committee in the House and the Senate. We will reach out to representatives on that committee that serve in Davis, Box Elder, Weber, and Salt Lake Counties. We will reach out to those we receive responses from and request their presence at a committee meeting, as well as build the relationship through exploring their interests in this area, providing resources, and determining where we can mutually benefit.
  3. Items for vote 
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
3.  Education & Conference Committee (EACC) Update of progress
  1. New Projects  
  2. Update of progress  
  3. Items for vote 
  4. Budget Changes 
  5. Suggestions from Board
4. Public Relations, Marketing & Membership Committee (PRMM)
  1. New Projects
    1. Google Group will be migrated to the GSuite, names will be deleted who are not active members of UMHCA
    2. FYI: Google is changing their GSuite
  2. Update of progress
    1. Referral System, "suggested fee"
    2. Pivot tables instead of badges
    3. Board Page (bios and photos needed)
  3. Items for vote
    1. Proposal: Level change called "Committee" for students (or members) who are on committees of UMHCA to have their annual fee's waived.
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board
5. Professional Partnership & Associate Partnership Committee (PPAC)
  1. New Projects
  2. Update of progress
  3. Items for vote
  4. Budget Changes
  5. Suggestions from Board

6. Graduate Student & Emerging Professionals Committee (GSEP)

  1. New Projects 
    1. Working on a new UMHCA flyer focusing on encouraging joining committees for students 
  2. Update of progress
    1. Next student webinar will be on clinical supervision and is at the end of Sept 2020 - currently reaching out to qualified supervisors to present. 
  3. Items for vote - None
  4. Budget Changes - None 
  5. Suggestions from Board

8. New Projects or Concerns

9. Business of Governing Officers

  1. President
  2. President-elect 
  3. Vice President
  4. Secretary
  5. Treasurer Report

V. Issues

  1. Open to floor for discussion
  2. Any issues not already discussed above
VI. Secretary to Close the meeting



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