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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).

7 comments

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Monday, 15 June 2020 11:53 posted by Telehealth Support

    @KC, In addition to any possible COVID-19 response, the State of NC does say it provides a temporary provision for out-of-state providers: https://telementalhealthtraining.com/south-carolina#permission-for-the-temporary-practice-of-clinicians-licensed-outside-the-state

    That's probably your best bet!

  • Comment Link KC Wednesday, 10 June 2020 09:35 posted by KC

    If a client of mine is moving to another state, how long can I legally continue to work with this client through telehealth? The client will need assistance in finding a new therapist and will need support during the transition.

  • Comment Link Stefanie Teitelbaum Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:32 posted by Stefanie Teitelbaum

    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in NY State. Does South Carolina have a provision for a temporary license for out of state mental health telepractice during the COVID-19 work from home period? If so, how would I apply?

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Monday, 02 March 2020 13:32 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Ana Murphy, we do not provide legal advice. It would be best to check with the board governing your SC license to see if they require you to be in-state when providing services.

  • Comment Link Amy Murphy Saturday, 29 February 2020 10:40 posted by Amy Murphy

    If I live in NC but am licensed in SC as well as NC can I serve telemental health clients in SC while located in NC?

  • Comment Link Judy Lassiter Thursday, 01 August 2019 01:08 posted by Judy Lassiter

    I am looking for training in telemental health training in Columbia, SC

  • Comment Link Tamara Houston Sunday, 25 November 2018 00:13 posted by Tamara Houston

    Do you have any information specific to Social Workers in SC providing Telemental Health services?

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