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Telemental health is not a separate service from mental health services. All state licensing boards require that licensed clinicians follow all the regulations for practicing under their license no matter what medium of communication is used. All licensing boards also require that clinicians only practice within the boundaries of their competence. This usually requires education, continuing education, and/or supervision in telemental health. Complete our telehealth training program to cover all the essential competencies of providing telemental health services and earn the THTC (Telemental Health Training Certificate).

11 comments

  • Comment Link John Smith Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:28 posted by John Smith

    Telemedicine is making a very positive contribution to healthcare during the pandemic and is being used in a variety of ways. Thanks for sharing this informative article.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:00 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Donna Stiller, this is usually not the case and we are not aware of any such regulation in Illinois, but it is important to check with your LCSW board in IL to verify.

  • Comment Link Donna Siller Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:29 posted by Donna Siller

    I am licensed as a LCSW in Illinois and in VA. Does Illinois require me to be physically in Illinois to provide behavioral health treatment to Illinois resident?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:09 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Janelle DiMichele, You would need to check with the board in Illinois that governs your license to see if you need to be present in-state to provide services to your IL clients.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:08 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Rich Mayer, no need to be fully licensed to earn the TeleMental Health Training Certificate.

  • Comment Link Rich Mayer Monday, 25 May 2020 12:06 posted by Rich Mayer

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. Do I need to possess full licensure to pursue this certificate program? Due to the virus pandemic IDFPR has greatly reduced their customer service staff so contacting them directly has been futile.

  • Comment Link Janelle DiMichele Tuesday, 24 March 2020 20:51 posted by Janelle DiMichele

    I am an LCSW in Illinois. If I am in Florida myself, can I provide telehealth therapy to my Illinois clients?

  • Comment Link RDC Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:30 posted by RDC

    Becky-
    There's additional options for clinicians to provide TelementalHealth services in Florida.

    First, there is an exception that enables fully licensed providers to offer services so long as they do not exceed 15 calendar days in a year (see below):
    Exemption (491.014.4.d.1) -No person shall be required to be licensed, provisionally licensed, registered, or certified under this chapter who:
    (d) Is not a resident of this state but offers services in this state, provided:
    Such services are performed for no more than 15 days in any calendar year;

    Secondly, Florida had a new law specifically pertaining to the provision of telemental health services go into effect this July, which allows for out-of-state providers to perform telemental health services. They require interested clinicians to complete a 5 page application to be registered (found here: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). They also require two other forms to be filled out:
    Financial Responsibility Form: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/files/telehealth-financial-responsibility-form.pdf
    License Verification from the State of Illinois

    Hope that helps.

  • Comment Link Aryn Rose Wednesday, 04 September 2019 19:19 posted by Aryn Rose

    I’m licensed to provide counseling in Illinois. I’ve been seeing a client who is a resident of Illinois but will be spending several months in Florida. Can I legally provide counseling by phone or another secure method while my client is in Florida?

  • Comment Link becky calvert Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:44 posted by becky calvert

    I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State and I was wondering if I can do therapy work with a client in Illinois?

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