What is the Practice Act?
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The Practice Act officially identified LPCs and LMFTs as core providers of mental health services in Oregon, alongside Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, and LCSWs, making us eligible to receive reimbursement through health insurers. Prior to 2009, when the Practice Act was passed, LPCs and LMFTs worked almost exclusively on a cash-for-services basis, with only a few insurance policies written out-of-state offering coverage. After the Practice Act was passed, the State of Oregon began looking to LPCs and LMFTs for input regarding state mental health funding and policies. COPACT has served as the voice for LPCs and LMFTs in state government since 2010.