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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.

 

4 comments

  • Comment Link Riley Sunday, 14 July 2019 02:50 posted by Riley

    Please contact the Florida Department of Health marriage, mental and social department for guidance to determining state license requirements including qualification for provisional license in Florida

  • Comment Link Kelly Taylor Thursday, 13 June 2019 15:32 posted by Kelly Taylor

    Can a LPC or LMFT in NC provide distance counseling to a person residing in FL (i.e. counselor physically in NC and client physically in FL)?

  • 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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G. Reid Doster, LPC, LMFT
Director of Behavioral Health, EXCELth Inc.Primary Health Network & Private Practice Psychotherapist / www.excelth.com

An excellent course, but needs more legal information regarding where the patient needs to reside.

Barry Barmann
Clinical Psychologist / Behavior Therapy & Family Counseling Clinic
This legal course was phenomenal saturated with much detail and clarity!
Elaine Marie Barclay
Licensed Professional Counselor, Assistant Professor / Capella University and Shorter University
Great and very informative! Will help me take my skills to a new level. Gave me a great idea of how the session should go.
Jessica Latin
LPC / JL Counseling

Course provided several case scenarios regarding Interstate counseling and resource websites for further research.

Cowenda Jefferson
Clinical Director / Wise Life Choices LLC
Course provided additional information regarding the legal aspects of TeleMental Health.
Cowenda Jefferson
Clinical Director / Wise LIfe Choices LLC
I have completed prior training by Raymond and greatly appreciate his detailed and thorough trainings.
Dr Lynn Duffy, PsyD, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, BCPCC, BC-TMH, Diplomate/CMH in Trauma
Director/Counselor/Mediator / Lighthouse Counseling & Consulting Services
This course was most helpful in helping me make my practice more compliant for me and my clients.
Marlene Small
Private Psychotherapist
This is the 4th TMH course I have taken with Ray and it is BY FAR the best TMH training out there. I've learned so much that I can use every day in my practice.
Dawn Ferrara
LPC-S, LMFT

Very Informative

Naomie Pierre
community clinician / nps
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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
LCSW / Marcy Abramsky LCSW, InspireAmind TM Counseling and Consulting
I found this video to be very informative and helpful.
Michelle Parker
Contract Therapist
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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