Mental health care for needy to plummet if Medicaid is cut

The poor will be the first to fall through the cracks of mental health care if a proposed $10 billion cut in Medicaid passes. Pitfalls that await them are jail, prison and an increase in the number of suicides. “The problem is that these people will continue to need services and so they will essentially […]

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  • National Register helps newer psychologists to relocate

    Of the three organizations that maintain credentials records to aid psychologists in relocating from one jurisdiction to another, only the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology is accessible to those with less than five years in practice. Andrew Boucher, mobility coordinator for the National Register, said that is a valuable aspect of the […]

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  • California psychologists win state hospital privileges

    Fifteen years after the California Supreme Court ruled that psychologists have full hospital privileges, the state’s Department of Health Services issued new regulations extending those rights to psychologists at acute care state hospitals. The regulations specifically allowing psychologists to admit, transfer and discharge patients and order procedures related to the care of mentally ill patients […]

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