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5 comments

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Monday, 15 June 2020 11:46 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Donna Geraci, You will need to check with the board governing your license in VA to see if they have provisional practice (maybe Covid-19 related) for you to offer services to clients in their state. Also, we cover this in detail in our Legal Aspects of Telemental Health Course: https://telementalhealthtraining.com/products-listing/product/legal-aspects-of-telemental-health-online-self-study-two

  • Comment Link Donna Geraci Saturday, 13 June 2020 18:29 posted by Donna Geraci

    i am an licsw licensed in dc and practicing in dc. during covid, can i conduct telemental sessions with a client who resides in va, and will be in their va residence during the telemental health sessions? the sessions will be offered pro-bono.
    thx for clarifying.

  • Comment Link Edmund Creekmore Monday, 27 April 2020 13:56 posted by Edmund Creekmore

    Can a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia employ a psychometrician under his or her supervision via secure and approved telehealth platforms to perform remote administration of testing. For example, the WISC-V or WAIS-IV under approved Pearson's remote testing protocols.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Saturday, 25 April 2020 23:02 posted by Telehealth Support

    @Connie Griffin, Thanks for asking this great question. We cover it in our Legal Aspects of Telemental Health Course. You did the right thing in checking with your Va. Board. They would be the authority on this issue. Let us know if we can help you with this transition in any way!

  • Comment Link Connie Griffin Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:58 posted by Connie Griffin

    I am currently living in Florida; I am a licensed LPC in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the Va. board of counseling, I can counsel while living out of state to those clients who live in Virginia. Before moving from Va. I had inquired from the owner of an agency in Va about counseling out-of state to Va. clients where I was licensed and the owner said I would not be able to. I would like to know if there are telehealth rules prohibiting my doing so. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide regarding my inquiry. Respectfully, Connie Griffin

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