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Wisconsin

Counselors

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services for Counselors.

Social Workers

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services for Social Workers.

Marriage and Family Therapists

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services for MFTs.

Psychologists

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services for Psychologists.

Psychiatrists

Source

Wisconsin State Legislature Chapter 24 TELEMEDICINE

“Med 24.04 Wisconsin medical license required. A physician who uses telemedicine in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient located in this state shall be licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board.”

“Med 24.03 Physician-patient relationship. A physician-patient relationship may be established through telemedicine.”

“Med 24.05 Standards of practice and conduct. A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board shall be held to the same standards of practice and conduct, including patient confidentiality and recordkeeping, regardless of whether health care services are provided in person or by telemedicine.”

“Med 24.07 Internet diagnosis and treatment.

(1) When a physician uses a website to communicate to a patient located in this state, the physician may not provide treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription, unless the following requirements are met:

(a) The physician shall be licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board as required under s. Med 24.04.

(b) The physician's name and contact information have been made available to the patient.

(c) Informed consent as required under s. 448.30, Stats., and ch. Med 18.

(d) A documented patient evaluation has been performed. A patient evaluation shall include a medical history and, to the extent required to meet or exceed the standard of minimally competent medical practice, an examination or evaluation, or both, and diagnostic tests.

(e) A patient health care record is prepared and maintained as required under ch. Med 21.

(2) Providing treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription, based only on a static electronic questionnaire does not meet the standard of minimally competent medical practice.”

Refer to the source provided for all requirements and limitations.

Wisconsin Professional Regulation/Health & Safety Online Prescribing

Source

Wisconsin State Legislature Chapter 24.07 TELEMEDICINE

“When a physician uses a website to communicate with a patient located in this state, the physician may not provide treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription unless the following requirements are met:

  • The physician shall be licensed in the state;
  • The physician’s name and contact information must be made available to the patient;
  • Informed consent is required;
  • A documented patient evaluation performed;
  • A patient health care record is prepared and maintained.”

“Prescribing based on a static electronic questionnaire does not meet the minimum standard of competent medical practice.”

Refer to the source provided for all requirements and limitations.

Nurses

“As a party state to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), Wisconsin issues multistate licenses to nurses and applicants who reside in the state and recognizes multistate licenses issued by other party states, for practice in Wisconsin. A nurse holding a multistate license is entitled to practice in any NLC party state, but must comply at all times with the laws of the state where he or she is currently practicing.”

“It should be noted that not every state in the US is an NLC party state; a map of participating states, as well as further resources related to the NLC, are available on the Nurse Licensure Compact website.”

Refer to the source provided for all requirements and limitations.

Wisconsin Professional Regulation/Health & Safety Online Prescribing

Source

Wisconsin State Legislature Chapter 24.07 TELEMEDICINE

“When a physician uses a website to communicate with a patient located in this state, the physician may not provide treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription unless the following requirements are met:

  • The physician shall be licensed in the state;
  • The physician’s name and contact information must be made available to the patient;
  • Informed consent is required;
  • A documented patient evaluation performed;
  • A patient health care record is prepared and maintained.”

“Prescribing based on a static electronic questionnaire does not meet the minimum standard of competent medical practice.”

Refer to the source provided for all requirements and limitations.

Medicaid Telehealth Parity Law

Source

"ForwardHealth allows certain covered services to be provided via telehealth (also known as "telemedicine")." DQA approved mental health professionals are included.

Refer to the source provided for all requirements and limitations.

Originating Site Reimbursement: We are not aware of any reference of the patient's/client's home as an approved originating site for Medicaid.

Private Pay Telehealth Parity Law

We are not aware of any parity law.

 

Payment Parity

We are not aware of any explicit payment parity.

*Clinicians who have had an experience with telehealth reimbursement in this state are invited to share their experiences in the comments section below: a) type of service provided; b) insurance provider; c) payment parity, payment issues, or insurance requirements

Permission for the Temporary Practice of Clinicians Licensed Outside the State

We are not aware of any permission that allows for services delivered by out-of-state providers.

Note: As this is a free resource and Rules and Regulations regarding Telehealth are always changing, we appreciate any updates or corrections. They can be emailed to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link to the source or a citation of the rule or regulation.

THTC Program Button

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).

4 comments

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:25 posted by Telehealth Support

    Hi Trish Howard, that is often allowed by state licensing boards. However, be sure to check with all applicable boards that govern your LCSW license in NY and WI to be sure.

  • Comment Link Telehealth Support Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:23 posted by Telehealth Support

    Hi Mary Lynn,
    Some states allow temporary services from clinicians not licensed in that state. We could not find any such statement from the Wisconsin board governing your license type. That said, they may have COVID-19 waivers in place. Upon looking, I could not find anything listed. The following has some information regarding behavioral health professionals utilizing telehealth during this time, and contact info is listed at the bottom.
    https://www.forwardhealth.wi.gov/kw/pdf/2020-12.pdf

  • Comment Link Mary Lynn Barber Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:58 posted by Mary Lynn Barber

    I am licensed min the state of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor . I am seeing a pateint who mis going to move to Wisconsin at the end of July. Can I continue to see her using telehealth services?

  • Comment Link Trish Howard Wednesday, 03 June 2020 14:21 posted by Trish Howard

    I am licensed in Wisconsin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Can I reside in New York state and continue to treat Wisconsin patients via telemental health?

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