ERIC Number: EJ1011515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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Reference Count: 31
The Role of Government and Lobbying in the Creation of a Health Profession: The Legal Foundations of Counseling
Bergman, David M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v91 n1 p61-67 Jan 2013
The state and federal governments, along with private industry, play an important role in the development of a health profession. State governments establish training standards through licensure laws, and state programs dictate employment and payment opportunities. The federal government unifies a profession through recognition in national health care programs. Private industry provides public access through private health insurance. The counseling profession has spent decades opening these federal, state, and private programs to become an established health profession.
Descriptors: Counselors, Government Role, Lobbying, Federal Government, State Government, Counselor Certification, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, Employment Opportunities, Health Programs, National Programs, Health Insurance, Health Personnel, Private Sector, Industry, Legal Responsibility
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