Link to bill: https://le.utah.gov/~2019/bills/static/HB0366.html
This bill makes changes to the Medical Assistance Act, the Utah Children's Health Insurance Act, and the Mental Health Professional Practice Act.
The primary area of concern in this bill is that there is discussion of eliminating Marriage and Family Therapist's supervisor training requirements. Currently, Marriage and Family Therapist's are the only mental health profession that require a 20 hour course to supervise associate Marriage and Family Therapist's. Unless you take this training, you cannot supervise AMFT's. The legislature would like to either eliminate these supervision training requirements or have them standardized across disciplines. The MFT supervisor course is a national standard that has been set by the National Association for Marriage and Family Therapist's and is highly regarded. There is concern that removing this requirement would be detrimental to the supervision of AMFT's as well as supervision of the other mental health professions.
We encourage you to contact your representatives to express your opinions on these proposed changes.
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