Under the Interim Federal Health Program, refugees to Canada can receive up to ten sessions with a psychologist, psychotherapist or counselling therapist within their first year of arrival. In order to seek reimbursement for such services rendered, providers must be registered or licensed. Counselling therapists are unregulated in B.C., thus many are not able to provide needed services to refugees. The Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in B.C. is urging the government to establish a regulatory authority for counsellors. The Ministry of Health is looking at regulatory models in other jurisdictions to determine the best method of regulatory oversight.