NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

  UPDATE ON SB 2102

SB 2102 was listed on the Senate Calendar for discussion and voting on deadline day February 12.  It was "passed over" when the time came for discussion.  The Senate discussed and voted on a number of other issues and did not return to this bill. It died in the Senate.  We will be working on the commitment issue and other areas of mental health needs if SB 2481, the creation of the Mental Health Task Force, on which NASW, MS Chapter will have a seat, makes it through the legislative process.  We need your support as this bill passed the Senate and will now go to the House.

  

THANKS TO ALL OUR ADVOCATES WHO ATTENDED AND CONTACTED LEGISLATORS ON BEHALF OF SB 2102 AND ALL BILLS!  PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR WORK ON THE BILLS TO WATCH AND OUR MENTAL HEALTH TASK FORCE BILL!  The session is not over yet!!



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2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Adopted by NASW MS  Board of Directors August 23, 2014 

1. MAINTAIN SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE WITH CURRENT LANGUAGE IN THE LAW.  

2. OPPOSE COMBINING THE MS BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS WITH OTHER BOARDS.   

3. SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL  WORKER CREDENTIALING AS WELL AS AN INCREASE IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS.

4. SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION AS ALLOWED FOR IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.  NASW SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE..



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Below are Links to Other Social Concern Websites...

 

http://mhap.org/index.php - Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

 

http://splcenter.org/ - Southern Poverty Law Center

 


You can access up to the minute information on all legislative activity as well as find out

 how to contact your Senators, Representatives and other elected officials by going to

 the Mississippi Legislative website:   http://legislature.ms.gov.


Find out who your personal Representative and Senator are by clicking on

http://openstates.org and use your address To find out where to go vote visit

www.vote411.org.


Another link that provides legislative information on a state and national level

 is:  www.statepolicy.org



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