Northern Tier Counseling presented Representative Tina Pickett with an Award of Thanks for her diligent and tireless work to get HB 478 Bill passed and signed into law. The Bill allows for standalone outpatient psychiatric clinics that are licensed to utilize psychiatrically Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to be counted towards 50% of the regulatory on-site supervision requirements. The previous outdated regulations only allowed for psychiatrists to count towards this requirement.
There are many other outdated outpatient regulations waiting to be approved as a whole, but Rep. Pickett’s HB 478 Bill will increase access and volume of psychiatric and mental health services across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Northern Tier Counseling is pleased to provide these much needed services and truly thanks Representative Pickett for her hard work and dedication towards those who deal with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol addictions, as well as her dedication and hard work for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Pictured below with Representative Pickett from left to right: Amy Carr, Clinical Director; Paul DeNault, CEO & President; Representative Tina Pickett; Matt Lee, Fiscal Director; and Melissa Jaynes, Human Resource Director. Absent from Photo: Stanley Johns, Clinical Director.