FPA advocacy efforts are guided by the Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board (LAPPB), which evaluates and prioritizes advocacy goals for the discipline of psychology in Florida. The LAPPB oversees the legislative agenda, administrative code, court decisions, and public policy related to mental health and practitioners of psychology. It monitors the activities of FPA’s professional lobbyist, plans and executes the annual lobby day at the Capitol, and provides training to meet the advocacy needs of FPA.
Key Psychologist Network
The LAPPB also coordinates the Key Psychologist Network. Key Psychologists receive training on how to lobby their legislators and are asked to become active with their local Senators and Representatives by establishing relationships with them, directly when possible, or with their Legislative Assistants. Interested in becoming a Key Psychologist? Chair: Dr. Liz Campbell
2024 Florida Legislative Priorities
FPA’s 2024 legislative priorities include:
- Prescription Privileges for Psychologists (RxP)
- Decreasing Private Insurance Lookback from 30 to 12 months
- Removing the 3-years experience post licensure for participation in Baker Act processes
The 2024 Lobby Day was held on October 17, 2023.
Check out our fact sheet on legislation to add prescription privileges for psychologists and decreasing the insurance lookback. (HB 955 and SB 1282)
Check out our 2023 Legislative Report on legislation of interest to Florida psychologists.
2023 Federal Legislative Priorities
FPA, under the guidance of APA, also lobbies federal officials. To learn more about federal advocacy priorities, visit https://www.apa.org/advocacy.