Informs and enlists the support of the Board and membership regarding key legislation and political activity related to mental health counseling. The committee will act as a liaison between SMHCA, FMHCA, and its lobbyists in the identification and action on laws, programs and practices affecting the practice of mental health counseling.
MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
The Chair of the Legislative Committee generally provides a brief overview of key legislative issues during the announcements in the middle of monthly training events. Additionally, the Chair posts a legislative update each month on the legislative page of SMHCA's website. The updated is divided between national, state, and local legislative issues affecting mental health counselors. In some scenarios, the chair recommends to the SMHCA board that a "call to action" be sent out to members to support a key piece of legislation, at which time the call to action may be promoted through social media, the member forum, or a group email to all members.