Recent News

Homeless Services Reform Act Amendments Community Meeting

posted May 25, 2017, 9:12 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see the attached flyer about upcoming proposed changes to the HSRA.

DBH Releases School-Based Mental Health Plan

posted May 12, 2017, 1:35 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DBH released its updated school-based mental health plan this week. A copy of the letter announcing the release is attached. For further information, see also here.

DCBHA Testimony Regarding DBH FY '18 Budget

posted May 12, 2017, 1:00 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

DCBHA testified on April 28 before the DC Council Committee on Health regarding the proposed FY '18 Department of Behavioral Health budget. We reviewed our budget recommendations submitted to Dr. Royster in the fall and itemized the ways this budget unfortunately falls short, and in some cases goes the wrong direction, from the recommendations we made. Please see the full testimony attached.

DCBHA Testimony Regarding Councilmember Nadeau's DC Alliance Bill

posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:10 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached a copy of DCBHA's testimony expressing our support for Councilmember Nadeau's bill: B22-194, the "DC Healthcare Alliance Program Recertification Simplification Amendment Act of 2017.”

AASCB Portability Rules

posted Apr 26, 2017, 12:42 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

The DC Board of Professional Counseling has reiterated that some license portability provisions are included for those transferring licensing from outside the District when seeking LGPC or LPC licenses. AASCB provides specific guidance particularly helpful for those who are already independently licensed in other jurisdictions.

Please review the attached AASCB Portability standards.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Spring '17 Public Meeting

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:28 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find a session description attached

DBH FY '16 Performance Oversight Hearing Testimony

posted Feb 24, 2017, 2:39 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached copy of testimony delivered by DCBHA during the DBH FY '16 Performance Oversight Hearing.

Untie DC's Hands -- Sign-On Letter

posted Jan 13, 2017, 1:18 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

A broad coalition of DC organizations is rallying to request the DC Council to change its budget approach in the face of pending potentially significant changes to federal funding and policies for safety net programs and services. DC Behavioral Health Association has added its name as a signatory. We encourage DCBHA members and allies to sign on as well.

MCAC Membership Application

posted Jan 13, 2017, 1:10 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please find attached the application to join the DHCF / State Medicaid Authority Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC). Applications are due January 23.

Mary's Center Telebehavioral Health Experience

posted Dec 8, 2016, 2:42 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association

Please see a paper from Mary's Center reflecting on its implementation of telebehavioral health, including connections from provider locations to consumer-chosen locations.

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