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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).

15 comments

  • Comment Link Beth Vanbeek Wednesday, 28 October 2020 08:22 posted by Beth Vanbeek

    Hi Tameika Smith,
    I have included 2 links below, that will bring you to the most up-to-date information regarding the individual state response to the relaxed telehealth regulations due to the COVID pandemic.
    The Center for Connected Health Policy: Home Page | CCHP Website
    https://www.ebglaw.com/content/uploads/2020/04/Changes-in-State-Professional-Licensure-Requirements-Due-to-COVID-19-Telemental-Health-Laws.pdf

  • Comment Link Tameika Smith Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:50 posted by Tameika Smith

    I am currently an Intern in NJ doing telehealth at an outpatient facility. Looking to relocate to PA, will I still be able to see patients that live in NJ through telehealth under the COVID guidelines?

  • Comment Link thomas cox Saturday, 09 May 2020 10:34 posted by thomas cox

    If you visit another state, can you still continue to provide teletherapy in the state you are licensed in? E.G. visiting NY, have a teletherapy session to someone in NJ, the state you are licensed in

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Saturday, 25 April 2020 22:58 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Phoebe, we know many are feeling pressured to quickly change the way they are working with clients. We'd be glad to talk over options for support or training in this transition as well as answer questions you might have. Our upcoming conference will be a great place for that: May 18-20
    telementalhealthtraining.com/conference

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Saturday, 25 April 2020 22:45 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Sharon Baranowski, this is a great question, and one we receive often. Check with the MI board governing your license to see if there is temporary provision for you to practice in their state. You might be able to find this on their website.

  • Comment Link Sharon Baranowski Friday, 24 April 2020 14:31 posted by Sharon Baranowski

    Can a NJ LCSW see a client for telehealth in Michigan?

  • Comment Link Phoebe Monday, 20 April 2020 10:26 posted by Phoebe

    I am feeling pressured to do telemental health thru my position as a school psychologist (also a LPC). How do I get answers on this issue?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Friday, 21 February 2020 10:52 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Laurie B., It is important that you check with your licensing board to determine your authorized scope of practice.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Friday, 21 February 2020 10:50 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Soni, thank you for letting us know. Do you have a reference to their statement about not advising the offering of telemental health?

  • Comment Link Laurie B. Thursday, 20 February 2020 18:14 posted by Laurie B.

    Can Licensed Associate Counselors work as telecounselors for our state licensure hours in NJ? I understand that some states allow for some hours to be virtual.

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