Legislative and Public Policy


Does this committee interest you?

If you are interested in helping to promote the mental health counselor profession in this capacity, please email Lppc@umhca.org to join.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, Legislative and Public Policy Committee is to actively pursue the laws and regulations that have an impact on the clinical mental health profession and on clients seeking mental health treatment. Our goal is to ensure that Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC's) in Utah are equally recognized as licensed mental health professionals to change public policy, as needed, to provide equal rights and opportunities for LCMHC's in Utah, and to protect the rights and welfare of the clients we serve. Our efforts are focused on creating professional relationships between public policymakers, other mental health professionals, and the general population. We also focus on establishing ourselves as community leaders and advocates for both mental health professionals and clients. 

To become a member of this committee you need not be a member of the UMHCA board. Once you become a member of the Legislative & Public Policy Committee, you will be able to attend committee meetings and participate in the activities of this committee.

What do we do?

The Legislative and Public Policy Committee (LPPC) strives to protect the profession of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC's), as well as all clients who seek mental health services. Our work includes connecting with public policy makers, monitoring local and national legislative actions related to mental health, and making it easier for individuals to get involved in public policy. We are always looking for more individuals to help with our mental health advocacy. To join this committee, please email Lppc@umhca.org.


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