Speigler Elected to Office of President-Elect
Jerry Speigler is the new President-Elect of the WVAPP. He was voted in during a special election, necessitated by the resignation of Rick Workman, who resigned after perceiving a possible conflict-of-interest. Complete election results are available here.
WVPA Fall Conference Scheduled for November 21
The West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP) will hold its Fall Conference in Flatwoods on November 21. Come an join us for some great fellowship, and an opportunity to learn some new skills while clocking CEU credits!
DHHR Commissioner Meets with Provider Delegation
Vickie Jones, Commissioner of the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) met with representatives of the West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP),
DHHR Delays Implementation of New Forensic Rules
The West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists (WVAPP) and the West Virginia Psychological Association (WVPA) joined together today to advise Vickie Jones, Commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF), about issues surrounding the August 1 implementation of new regulations governing forensic psychological and psychiatric evaluations. As a result of their letter, the implementation is being delayed until September 1, 2014, and we have been invited to a meeting with BBHHF to address our concerns.
DHHR Slashes Forensic Evaluation Rates
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced today that it is slashing provider reimbursement for Court Ordered Forensic Evaluations by about 75%, effective August 1, 2014. This cut in payments to providers comes concurrently with a significant increase in administrative burden on providers.