International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors

Legislative & Advocacy Committee

Purpose:

To monitor and provide advocacy pertaining to legislation and advocacy efforts that affect the addiction and offender community.

Committee Website:  Click Here

Mission Statement:

To inform IAAOC members of current, past, and proposed legislation and advocacy efforts that will impact the future of providers and clients in the addiction and offender counseling field and to connect IAAOC members with the resources needed to advocate for legislation that impacts addiction and offender counselors.

To get involved, contact the committee chair:

Bryan Stare, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Adjunct Professor

University of North Texas Counseling Program

1155 Union Circle #310829

Denton, TX  76203

bryan.stare@unt.edu

Goals:

To inform IAAOC members of current, past, and proposed legislation and advocacy efforts that will impact the future of those in the addiction and offender counseling field.

 

To connect IAAOC members with the resources needed to advocate for legislation that impacts the addiction and offender counselors.

Current projects:

Develop communication channels between the Legislative and Advocacy Committee, the ACA, state and national legislative bodies, and the members of IAAOC to ensure timely delivery of legislative and advocacy information.

 

Provide relevant and up to date resources for IAAOC members pertaining to legislative and advocacy efforts on the national and state level.

 

Gather and disseminate information on the Affordable Care Act and National Health Care Reform and the impact this legislation has on addiction and offender counselors.

 

Track and disseminate information on changes to the Affordable Care Act, health care reform, and the impact this legislation has on addiction and offender counselors.

 

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