Legislative & Legal Advocacy

captiol buildingThe complex and fast-changing health care delivery system requires your engagement in legislative, legal and regulatory developments. With the support of grassroots psychologists, the APA Practice Organization advocates for the professional interests of practitioners in all settings. Learn about important advocacy efforts, including the successful fight for mental health parity, and support professional psychology's federal legislative initiatives by using the Legislative Action Center.


Congress Should Enact the Medicare Mental Health Access Act

Passage of the act would provide better, faster access to psychologists for Medicare recipients who need their services.

Congress Should Pass Consensus, Bipartisan Mental Health Reform Legislation

Psychologists would benefit from legislation that expands the use of health information technology and Medicaid to mental health services, while also improving the enforcement of parity and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws.

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HIPAA Compliance

Have questions or need assistance with HIPAA? Access our HIPAA compliance section.