Welcome to the preferred source for accurate, up-to-date information regarding New York’s new LMHC diagnostic privilege law.
Access our ever-growing collection of resources and information about and how to obtain diagnostic privilege as a licensed mental health counselor in New York. We suggest checking back regularly for new tools as they are released.
It is encouraged to reach out to our team with questions and to clarify information. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Did We Get Here?
The history and journey to diagnostic privilege for LMHCs in New York is not a simple one. There have been many course adjustments along the way.
Learn what has been done to get us here.
Meet NYMHCA’s Lobbyist
Heather G. Evans, of Hinman Straub Advisors, has been working with NYMHCA since 2004. Her efforts and dedication have played a major role in the advancement of the mental health counseling profession.
Learn more about Heather.
NHMHCA’s Submitted Comments for Emergency Regulations
Here is the 2nd letter submitted by NYMHCA to the NYS Education Department in regard to regulations for the new diagnosis law
Regulations Comment Letter Template
NYMHCA has created a letter template for use to submit comments during the regulation public comment period.
Please feel free to use this letter to submit your comments.
Presentation of New Law Details & Expectations
Heather G. Evans, of Hinman Straub, provided presentations on multiple occasions.
View the slides from her presentations.
Access a quick information sheet with resources and guidance to support your advocacy efforts.