WRCAC Telemental Health Resource Center

Cross-State Issues

Telemental Health for Children and Adolescents: An Overview of Legal, Regulatory, and Risk Management Issues (Kramer & Luxton, 2016)  The article looks at the regulations, laws and management of potential risk when using telemental health services with children and adolescents. The authors provide 6 areas for clinicians to pay attention to when using telemental health services and give recommendations for risk management strategies.

Telehealth Certification Institute: States’ Rules and Regulations This webpage is designed to give guidance and a starting point for providers using telemental health services on the rules, regulations and ethics. A spreadsheet is provided that has a list of the states and information that was gathered from their websites about telehealth. 

How to Legally Practice Over State Lines with Telebehavioral Health and Telemental Health This webinar reviews licensure coverage for practicing telemental health over state lines and telemental health licensure portability. 

How to Legally Practice Over State Lines with Telebehavioral Health and Telemental Health – For Psychologists  This webinar reviews the PSYPACT and what practitioners will need to do if wanting to practice telemental health services across state lines.

State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies This report developed by the Center for Connected Health Policy is a guide for policymakers, health advocates and other health care professionals on policies that are related to telehealth across states and the District of Columbia. Accompanying this report is an interactive map that allows users to click on a state and view information about the current state laws and reimbursement policies. 

The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law  This webpage is dedicated to providing legal and regulatory support to professionals and organizations using telehealth services, as well as advancing the field of telehealth to break down the regulatory and legal barriers to using telehealth. 

TeleMental Health Services Across State Lines – This webpage from the Zur Institute provides information and updates on practicing telemental health across both state and country lines. 

Regulatory and Legal Considerations for Telehealth from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) – California law has long recognized telehealth as a form of delivery of health care and behavioral health services, but many psychotherapists practicing in the state, including CAMFT members, have inquired as to the standards surrounding the rendering of telehealth services. As a result, the Board of Behavioral Sciences developed regulations on the standards of practice for telehealth that became effective July 1, 2016. This article provides an overview of the regulations.