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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).

14 comments

  • Comment Link Beth Vanbeek Tuesday, 29 September 2020 09:32 posted by Beth Vanbeek

    Hello Sunny Notimoh,
    I am unaware of any specific training requirements/certification for FL LCSWs
    Our training will help you to confidently and effectively practice through the use of technology in a way that is compliant with your code of ethics, HIPAA, and licensing laws.
    It will also help you to select the appropriate technology to achieve that goal and ensures that you have developed the necessary clinical skills to make this method of offering services a really effective one for you and the client.
    By completing our THTC program you meet the training requirement to apply for the BC-TMH (Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider) credential
    Below is a link to the course objectives: https://telementalhealthtraining.com/thtc-certificate-courses/product/telemental-health-training-certificate-thtc-online-self-study#course-list-competencies-ce-hours

    Since each state and licensing board is different, we have pulled together a resource that lists rules and regulations for all of them: https://www.telementalhealthtraining.com/states-rules-and-regulations
    There are 2 other resources that have updated information (even temporary) with regard to the COVID-19 situation,
    The Center for Connected Health Policy: https://www.cchpca.org/
    https://www.ebglaw.com/content/uploads/2020/04/Changes-in-State-Professional-Licensure-Requirements-Due-to-COVID-19-Telemental-Health-Laws.pdf

  • Comment Link Sunny Notimoh Tuesday, 29 September 2020 08:23 posted by Sunny Notimoh

    I am a FL licensed LCSW. 1) Does this require any special training/CME, 2) Can I be in Georgia and provide counseling to my FL clients?

  • Comment Link Jacquelyn L. Lee Monday, 08 June 2020 11:32 posted by Jacquelyn L. Lee

    I am a licensed professional counselor practicing in Michigan. A client of mine will be spending a month in Florida, starting 6/11/2020. Is there a way for me to counsel her via telehealth? So far, I've been told by the Florida Board that I need to complete a Telehealth Training Program. If I do that, do I need to report this to the Florida Board? If so, how do I submit my results?

  • Comment Link Beth Spotts Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:55 posted by Beth Spotts

    I moved to Florida, but I am still licensed in Maryland as an LCSW-C. Can I see Maryland clients via Telehealth through Betterhelp.com

  • Comment Link Mona Stribling Tuesday, 14 April 2020 11:31 posted by Mona Stribling

    I am a Florida licensed psychologist. Am I able to practice telehealth services across state lines, if my client is a resident of Florida and is located in the state of Florida at the time of interaction? In other words, can I be located outside of Florida at time of contact w/Florida resident who is located in the state of Florida?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:41 posted by Telehealth Support

    @LAURA BOOTH
    Great question. There is no provisional license to practice telehealth. Telehealth is just a means by which clinicians offer services they are already authorized to provide. You can, however, develop the competencies and skills needed to provide telemental health services effectively and ethically through our THTC program: https://telementalhealthtraining.com/thtc-certificate-courses/product/telemental-health-training-certificate-thtc-online-self-study

    You should check with the board governing your licensure process to see if they will allow interns to offer any services via telehealth.

  • Comment Link LAURA BOOTH Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:20 posted by LAURA BOOTH

    HOW DO I OBTAIN A PROVISIONAL LICENSE TO PERFORM TELEHEALTH ( I AM CERTIFIED BY THE FL. CERT. BOARD AS AN C-ET) AND I AM REGISTERING AS AN INTERN, I JUST RECEIVED MY MASTERS AND I WANT TO START DOING TELEHEALTH AS BEFORE 2 YEARS GOES BY WAITING TO TAKE THE LICENSURE EXAM!

  • Comment Link haley Sunday, 05 January 2020 18:35 posted by haley

    Licensed in the state of florida simply wanting to conduct Online therapy with Floridian located clients. I have simple practice for sessions for record keeping and it has video conferencing. What are the things I need to assure legal and ethical practices during my sessions as this will be my first time? Please feel free to check out my website as well to ad comments
    thank you in advance

  • Comment Link Sara Corry Wednesday, 18 December 2019 15:27 posted by Sara Corry

    I just spoke with someone at the Florida licensing board for mental health counselors re: providing tele MH services for my client who will be in FL for two months. I am licensed in Indiana and normally provide in-person services for this ct in Indiana. The man I spoke to said that if I provide less than 15 sessions per calendar year, there is no need to register with the State of Florida. Just thought I would pass that along.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:32 posted by Telehealth Support

    Hi Darren, You would need to contact the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for guidance in determining state license requirements including qualification for provisional license in Florida, as the location of the client at the time of service is the jurisdiction that matters.

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