|Action||Initial regulations for registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/5/2019|
Regulations for QMHP
The regulations that require 1500 hours of supervision are the main area of concern for me as an occupational therapist. I work in outpatient therapy, and know of no other health professional who is available to directly supervise me on a daily basis in order to obtain these hours. I would also not be able to pay them for these hours, and therefore I have no idea how I could motivate someone to come to my setting to actively supervise me. I am unable to practice in any other location to acheive these hours, because my work hours are set. The training and supervision we receive on Fieldwork Level 2 (6 months total) during our eduction (Masters level) should qualify us for this title.