The Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board (LAPPB) mission is to protect and advance the scope of practice
for Florida psychologists and to assure that laws and policies promote quality
mental health services in the state of Florida.
is composed of two co-chairs, the president of each FPA division, a member of
FPAGS, and one delegate from each chapter within FPA. The FPA executive director, the FPA director
of professional affairs, the FPA president and the professional lobbyist shall
serve as ex-officio members of LAPPB.
2015 Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board
LAPPB chapter delegates appoint FPA members to serve as key psychologists. Key psychologists are responsible for developing a constructive working relationship with the elected official(s) in his or her district by communicating legislative positions, information, concerns, and ideas on behalf of FPA as directed through LAPPB. Key psychologists can also volunteer to specific organizations or other professional associations (i.e. NAMI; Florida Medical Association). Key psychologists are most effective when they are actually constituents of the assigned legislator(s). Key psychologists are not members of LAPPB by virtue of the position; however, they are accountable to their LAPPB chapter delegates.
Interested in becoming a Key Psychologist? Contact your LAPPB representative today!