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Association for Counselor Education and Supervision 2013 Conference -  October 17 - 20, 2013 Denver, CO
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Friday, October 18 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Health Care Freedom of Conscience Act: Counselors and Consumers Beware - P3

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The Freedom of Conscience Act, a bill currently under consideration in states across the country, would prohibit civil, criminal, or administrative sanctions for health care workers who deny patients access to certain services on the basis of "conscientious objection" regardless of the impact on the patient. The historical roots and ethical violations including counselor values, standard of care, client welfare, referral obligations, and discrimination will be presented. Advocacy strategies and planning will be provided for participants to promote full access to services.

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Matthew Mims

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
As a counselor educator, I work to give voice to those who do not have one in their communities. I teach both clinical mental health, school counseling, and student affairs. Currently, I am the Midwest Region Chair of the American Counseling Association

Friday October 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
North Centennial Ballroom Foyer