|Action||Add Licensed Behavior Analysts to the Definition of Licensed Mental Health Professional|
|Comment Period||Ended on 11/14/2018|
Given the increasing need for licensed mental health professionals within our state and across the county, this provision should be approved. As a society we are placing more and more emphasis on behavioral health and will continue to lean on their services. The provision to include LBAs as a LMHP would help in the recruitment of skilled talent to the state to help with the increasing demand in this field. By giving these professionals the appropriate recognition they would then be able to compete for increased wages as well as increasing the available individuals for hire in many of these fields.
Thank you for your consideration,