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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC

Florida

We are not aware of any specific rules and regulations of the practice of telemental health services by licensed LPCs, MFTs, or Psychologists in Florida.

However, this is an important time for TeleMental Health policy in Florida.

Florida passed the CS/CS/HB 7087: Health Care bill which created a Telehealth Advisory Council within Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).  This new advisory council is tasked with reporting policy recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature on how to increase the use and accessibility of telehealth services. 

I recommend all Florida mental health clinicians get involved by becoming knowledgeable in telemental health competencies, and filling out the survey on http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/

Social Workers

http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/latest-news/telehealth-survey/

http://www.ahca.myflorida.com/SCHS/telehealth/index.shtml

Florida social work licensing board states: The use of telehealth technology by Florida licensed healthcare practitioners for the purpose of providing patient care within the state of Florida is not precluded by Florida law. Telehealth technologies may be employed for patient care as long as such technologies are used in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care. Florida also established Telehealth Advisory Council in 2016. They published recommendations to the governor. There is currently no legislation in response.

 

2 comments

  • Comment Link Telehealth Certification Institute Wednesday, 20 February 2019 13:26 posted by Telehealth Certification Institute

    I am not aware of any restrictions on you providing services under your Vermont license to clients who are physically within the state of Vermont during the time of the session.

  • Comment Link Jill Wolcott Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:49 posted by Jill Wolcott

    I am a psychotherapist (LCMHC) with a Vermont license. A client recently moved to Florida and wants to continue sessions on line. Am I able to do that?

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I loved this course. It was very informative and provide a great deal of information about ethics.
Tracey Marshall
Easy to learn and easy to follow. User friendly on-line course.
Kelly Johnson
Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Awesome

Melissa J Davis
LAPC- counselor
This was a phenomenal training and necessary for the continued growth of all helping professionals. This will certainly improve the manner in which I conduct counseling.
Elaine Marie Barclay
This training was extremely informative and supportive for professionals looking to gain further knowledge in Telemental health.
Marcy Abramsky
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I found this video to be very informative and helpful.
Michelle Parker
Contract Therapist
Great course, very imformative!
Ashley Simmons
BCBA / Northstar Psychological Services

Love the course, worth every penny!!! Definitely helped jump start my Tele-mental health services!

Nakia Clark
Owner/ Therapist / Insightfullly You, LLC

This gave me and my staff some important insights and information regarding telehealth..

Larry Cowan
Executive Director / Samaritan Counseling and Growth

This course was easy and user friendly

Vanessa Reiser
Social Worker / JBFCS

I learned a great deal from this program and look forward to implementing telemental health in my therapy practice.

Michelle Hitchcock
Therapist

It was fantastic! Just the forms he provides are worth the cost of the course!

Mark Wagemaker, LPC, NCC, DCC, CPCS
Counselor, Clinical Supervisor / Transitions Counseling

This was an excellent class and worth my time.  Ray provided great information and is clearly an expert in TMH!

Jennifer Stuckert
Director / Restoration Counselor of Atlanta, LLC

I found these courses informative and helpful. They make establishing best practices policies and procedures for telemental health services and supervising those who provide them. so much easier. I highly recommend his courses.

Nena Rybarczyk, MA, EMBA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Counselor / Strategies for Life Counseling, LLC

Ray's workshop was one of the most informative I have taken in years. He brought clarity to took a topic which has been intimidating and I left feeling empowered!

TRUDY POST SPRUNK, LMFT-S LPC CPCS RPT-S CPT-S EMD
Clinical Supervisor and Play Therapist / Georgia Association for Play Therapy