Massachusetts

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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).

2 comments

  • Comment Link Beth Vanbeek Monday, 29 March 2021 07:58 posted by Beth Vanbeek

    Hi Patricia,
    You will want to check the regulations for MA, as the location of the patient at the time of service is the originating site.
    Since you are Licensed in MA, it is likely that you can continue to perform telehealth for your patients while you are in Oregon, but it would be best to confirm that with your licensing board in MA.
    I have provided 2 additional resources below that will provide helpful information as well.
    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 Patricia Lotterman Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:43 posted by Patricia Lotterman

    I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in MA.
    During the pandemic, am I permitted to provide telemental health sessions to my clients in MA while I am in Oregon for a week? I have checked the Oregon regulations and it appears to be permitted from the point of view of Oregon regulations.

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