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North Carolina H.B. 791 - Licensed Professional Counselors Compact
The North Carolina House has introduced a Counseling Compact bill (H.B. 791) and Senators need to hear from stakeholders who support the compact! This bill has passed the House and is scheduled for a vote in the Senate! 

Please contact your Senators today and advocate for increased access to mental health services by supporting the Counseling Compact.

The Counseling Compact will:

  • expand the mobility of the counseling workforce
  • enable counselors to serve clients who are increasingly engaged in multi-state employment and education
  • facilitate efficient licensure processes for military-connected families
  • ensure that proper regulatory processes necessary for the protection of the public are maintained and completed


The counseling compact is more important now than ever before! The global pandemic has dramatically expanded the need for telehealth services. Due to significant shifts in client mobility, including opportunities for remote work and education, cross-state movement and engagement has increased. This further highlights the need for counselors to have the privilege to practice in multiple states and North Carolina's citizens will be well-served by enacting H.B. 791.

More information about the proposed legislation and a link to the NC site is shared below.

We urge you to contact your legislators to request support of this bill.

From the NC site:

The purpose of this Compact is to facilitate interstate practice of licensed professional counselors with the goal of improving public access to professional counseling services. The practice of professional counseling occurs in the state where the patient or client is located at the time of the counseling services. The Compact preserves the regulatory authority of states to protect public health and safety through the current system of state licensure.


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