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Reimbursement, by private insurers, for psychotherapy provided by a licensed psychotherapist

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CONSIDERING THAT the Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations, which was adopted by the National Assembly  in 2009, requires anyone practicing psychotherapy in Quebec to be licensed as a psychotherapist by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec regardless of prior professional training;

CONSIDERING THAT this Act imposed financial and regulatory burdens on psychotherapists yet the law made no provision for requiring private insurers to recognize the title;

CONSIDERING THAT private insurers continue to offer policies that only reimburse psychotherapy provided by a psychologist;

CONSIDERING THAT this is causing the public confusion and limitation of access to psychotherapy, higher costs and an undue constraint on the business of non-psychologist psychotherapists in private practice;

We, the undersigned, ask the Government of Québec and the Ministry of Finance to require private insurers operating in Quebec to respect provincial regulations regarding psychotherapy and reimburse psychotherapy provided by a licensed psychotherapist regardless of his or her other credentials.

The signing period for this petition is over.


Signing deadline : September 2, 2015

Number of signatures : 1451