Your Voice is Critical
APA works every day with policymakers on Capitol Hill, in the Administration, and at the state level to shape legislation and regulations that advance our profession and promote the highest quality of care for our patients and their families.
But advocacy can only work if APA members are involved. Here's how you can help:
Recent Advocacy Highlights
Non-Physician Scope of Practice Advocacy
APA works to confront state legislative efforts by psychologists and other healthcare professionals to gain prescribing privileges. Members can learn more about APA's work by accessing our non-physician scope of practice advocacy center.
Access to Care
APA has created model legislation for all 50 states and Washington, DC to increase access to psychiatric care by expanding reimbursement of the Collaborative Care billing codes.
Mental Health Parity
At both the federal and state levels, APA is supporting legislation requiring transparency and accountability from insurers and state regulators on parity implementation.