PENNSYLVANIA: Mental Health Worker Education Legislation

October 19, 2016
News Type:  From the Field
State:  Pennsylvania

On July 8, 2016, the governor of Pennsylvania signed into law the Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act. This legislation requires that licensed psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors seeking to have their licenses renewed complete at least one hour of continuing education in the assessment, treatment, and management of suicide risk.

 

For more information on policies that may have an impact on suicide, see Suicide Prevention Policy and Legislation

Settings:  Behavioral Health Care
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation