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North Carolina is greatly utilizing telemental health. The Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP) in NC anticipates connecting eighty or more hospital emergency departments with psychiatric assessments and consultations. Most major insurance companies in NC are reimbursing for telebehavioral health services. The Center for Rural Health Innovation’s Health-e-Schools program provides school-based telehealth services to thirty-three schools in four counties. North Carolina has a proposed telehealth parity law, HB 283. Both Licensed Professional Counselors and Social Workers in North Carolina can now receive supervision hours through the use of technology.
The expansion of telemental health in North Carolina is helping overcome the barriers to access to treatment. If you are a behavioral health clinician in North Carolina, I encourage you to seek training in telemental health.
You can earn you Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC) by taking one of our upcoming courses. Click here to find a training closest to you.
The results are coming in from the Georgia Telemental Health Rule. Should other states follow suit?
Georgia requires that Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who provide telemental health services, attend at least a 6 hour CE training on telemental health counseling. Clinical supervisors are required to take an additional 3 CE hour course on how to supervise telemental health counseling.
TeleMental Health Laws
This page provides behavioral health professionals resources for locating the laws, rules, and regulations for providing telemental health services in the United States of America. If you are a counselor, social worker, marriage and family therapists, or psychologists wanting to know the regulations for providing mental health services from a distance in the state you are licensed or in another state, you should find this information very helpful.
Telehealth is a rapidly changing field. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any of the content shared on this site or any of the sites referenced. This information is not intended to give any legal advice. When practicing telehealth it is important to contact your own attorney and the state licensing board of both your location and the location of the client!
You can click on the names of the states below in order to view whether or not that state has specific regulations on telemental health services for your profession, laws regulating insurance reimbursement for telemental health, or provisions for out-of-state clinicians to practice in that state.
Since licensed clinicians are regulated by laws beyond their license, we have also included resources on other pertinent laws in other informational tabs on this page.
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).