Biden Administration Pursues Interstate Licensing For Behavioral Practitioners

By Cara Smith / May 2, 2022 at 12:24 PM
The White House is exploring multiple pathways to accomplish interstate licensing for mental health practitioners, lobbyists say, which includes plans the administration could enact on its own and others that would be in conjunction with Congress. Although interstate licensing has recently caught the attention of federal legislators with the rapid expansion of telehealth, Congress is limited in what it can do to remove licensing barriers for practitioners because state licensing boards have primary jurisdiction over the issue. The Biden administration...

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