Spire Group urges New Mexico to pass SB 119: Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)

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February 2021: The military population Spire Group serves is disproportionately impacted by the mental healthcare barriers created by practice being limited to state boundaries. Our patients PCS, TDY, get put on ROM, etc. – all of which disrupt care. Our military members, veterans, and their loved ones all deserve high-quality, uninterrupted mental healthcare, and the providers serving them deserve to have the protections that are inherent to legitimized interstate telehealth services. New Mexico has introduced SB 119 for the 2021 legislative session, which would begin breaking down the barriers imposed by state boundaries. Spire Group fervently supports the passage of SB 119. We wrote the talking paper linked below, which we are submitting to all legislative committees considering SB 119. Join Spire Group in supporting SB 119 and in prioritizing reliable, patient-centered care for our service members!

Click here to read Spire Group’s talking paper in support of SB 119.