Rep. Stephanie Gricius (R)


HB 166 (Addressing the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals)

Libertas Institute supports this bill.

This bill will ease restrictions that hinder the number of mental health professionals available to Utahns. The legislation removes barriers to remote mental health therapy and substance use disorder counseling, allowing these professionals to provide more permanent assistance rather than just short-term, transitional care.

Libertas supports this bill. This legislation presents a valuable opportunity to increase the number of mental health professionals in Utah and to improve access to care for those in need. By lowering barriers to entry and making it easier for professionals to gain licensure in their desired field, House Bill 166 will help attract more qualified individuals to these vital roles and address the shortages that have plagued the state.


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