Do I have to include any special language in my informed consent when providing teletherapy?
Some states will require that you have language that specifically mentions that the client accepts teletherapy as a mode of care. It is also advisable to include language about the potential risks of using teletherapy.
Am I allowed to use audio-only or telephonic services when providing teletherapy?
Laws regarding audio-only teletherapy services vary state-to-state. In some states audio-only therapy is not permitted. However, exceptions to this law have been made during the public health emergency. Check your state board for details.
Some states do not specify if audio-only is permissible, however insurance companies may not reimburse services if teletherapy does not include an interactive audio/visual component.
I do not live in the state I am currently licensed in. Can I still provide teletherapy services to clients of that state even though I am not physically in that state?
Most states do not have a provision that the therapist must be physically present in the state – only that they must hold an active license in that state.
My client has recently moved to another state. Can I still provide teletherapy services to them?
Usually not. Some states offer temporary licenses which will allow a grace period for you to provide care until they are able to find another therapist.
Is there any reciprocity between states that would allow me to practice teletherapy with an out-of-state license?
For psychologists, there is an interjurisdictional pact called PSYPACT.... (More)