After strenuous efforts by WMHCA and other associations in the state, the Department of Health has issued the favorable policy mental health counselors have been waiting for. The policy statement, issued July 18, 2014, by Betty Moe, Health Systems Quality Assurance Program Manager, is attached. The last sentence clarifies the department’s stance, on behalf of the Secretary of Health, on suicide assessment, treatment, and management trainings taken after January 1, 2014:

 

“…will accept any qualifying training that was taken after January 1, 2014 to meet the first training requirement even if the training did not occur during the provider’s first full CE period.”

 

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