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2/22/2021 From Clinical Social Work Association
Here is a summary of the legal protections for telehealth services, including behavioral health treatment, in all 50 states and District of Columbia (seven states do not have laws about telehealth coverage – AL, ID, PA, NC, SC, WI, WY) put together by the law firm of Foley and Lardner. The link is https://www.foley.com/-/media/files/insights/publications/2021/02/21mc30431-50state-telemed-reportmaster-02082021.pdf
The areas covered include state laws about coverage for telehealth and audio-only treatment; reimbursement requirements; how long coverage will last; the actual language of the laws in each state; and more.
May 2020 From NASW, regarding reopening practices for in person visits:
4/6/2020 From the Maryland Department of Health – The Board of Professional Counselors is NOT allowing interstate teletherapy for NEW clients at this time (just established clients). Click here to see the order.
3/25/2020 From Sheppard Pratt: Mental health resources during COVID-19
Online Resources for Boosting Your Mental Health:
- Is the news exacerbating your anxiety? Click here for quick tips.
- Are you at home with the kids? Find ideas for keeping them happy and occupied.
- Working from home? Here are tips for keeping your mental health in top shape.
- Does your child have questions? Here’s how to navigate the waters of COVID-19 conversation.
3/24/2020 From the Maryland Department of Health
3/22/2020 From Mayer Law, LLC – Important MA Update, for those who take clients with MA
3/21/2020 From the Maryland Department of Health re:Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order authorizing telephonic teletherapy
- COVID-19 #4A Telephonic Services Guidance
- COVID-19 #4B Telephonic Services Guidance
- COVID-19 #4c Telephonic Services Guidance
Updated 3/19/2020 – Resources for Teletherapy During the COVID-19 Outbreak