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Briefing Date:02/05/2010
Topic:Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services Under TRICARE

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on the Qualifications of Professionals
Providing Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE

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Congressional Briefings
Friday, February 5, 2010
717 Senate Hart Office Bldg. – 9:30 a.m.
and
Thursday, February 11, 2010
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. (Conference Call) – 2:00 p.m.

on

Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services Under TRICARE

Requested by Congress in P.L. 110-181, this new report from the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for permitting independent practice for mental health counselors treating patients within TRICARE – the Department of Defense’s health care benefits program.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 12, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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