The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
: Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services Under TRICARE
Fri, Feb 5, 2010   717 Senate Hart Office Bldg. – 9:30 a.m.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010   228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. (Conference Call) – 2:00 p.m.

Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on the Qualifications of Professionals
Providing Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE


Congressional Briefings


Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services Under TRICARE

Requested by Congress in P.L. 110-181, this new report from the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for permitting independent practice for mental health counselors treating patients within TRICARE – the Department of Defense’s health care benefits program.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 12, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.