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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).


  • Comment Link Beth Vanbeek Tuesday, 29 June 2021 08:23 posted by Beth Vanbeek

    Hello Agustina Gallegos,
    Some states still have relaxed regulations in place due to the pandemic. The clinician will need to check the rules in both the state the patient will be in at the time of service, as well as the state they are licensed in. I have provided 2 additional resources, that will be helpful in locating the regulations of each state.
    The Center for Connected Health Policy: Home Page | CCHP Website


  • Comment Link Agustina Gallegos Friday, 25 June 2021 23:00 posted by Agustina Gallegos

    My adult brother moved to Oklahoma. Is it legal for a therapist from California to provide therapy ON--LINE to him?
    Are there any stipulations or other policies I need to know?
    Thank you.

  • Comment Link Anthony Klosterman Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:18 posted by Anthony Klosterman

    Hi Shannon, Our staff at Telehealth Certification Institute is looking into this question as we have been receiving it more frequently. If working with Tricare or another military insurance, or if an employee of the military, things are definitely streamlined. It would be good to look up the applicable laws of the country in which they are deployed, such as whether or not this is a recognized and protected service in that country. There may be embassy resources to assist in this.

  • Comment Link Shannon Scholtz Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:55 posted by Shannon Scholtz

    I am researching the possibility of providing telehealth services to a current client who is a military spouse and is moving to Korea with her spouse. I am fully licensed in the state of Oklahoma. Tricare has stated they will not pay for telehealth services in Korea but I am trying to determine if I can provide those services to her if I don't bill Tricare.

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