Teletherapy is becoming increasingly popular and as professionals, we have to stay up to date with licensing rules and regulations specific to the modality of teletherapy.
At this time, teletherapists have to be licensed in their home state and the state in which their client resides in. What this means is that if you live in Florida but are providing services for a client in California, you must be licensed by the state of Florida and California.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has a State-by-State guide with information, if available, on telepractice regulations. You will see that some states don’t have any guidelines yet, but I expect this will change in the near future. I encourage you to stay up to date by periodically searching through your state(s) licensing website. If your state does not have specific rules for teletherapy I encourage you to follow rules as if you were providing in-person services to the best of your ability.
Below, I have linked ASHA’s State-by-State guidelines:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- U.S. Territories General Licensing: Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Overseas Association of Communication Sciences
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