Telehealth Guidelines for Mental Health by State
Click on your state below to see the telehealth regulations specific to your area.
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Telemedicine terms & definitions
The principle that health services provided via telehealth technology should be treated equally to health services provided face-to-face. It may refer to payment parity or coverage parity.
Asynchronous store and forward
The transmission of a patient's medical information from an originating site to the health care provider at a distant site without the presence of the patient.
The location from which specialty or consultative services originate.
The site at which the physician or other licensed practitioner delivering the service is located at the time the service is provided via a telecommunications system.
Location of the beneficiary at the time the service is furnished.
Provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. More specifically, governs how providers and their business associates must protect the confidential health information of patients.
Method of encoding data in an email message or on a webpage that makes it so the information can only be retrieved and decoded by the person or computer system authorized to access it.
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
A collaborative of 12 regional and 2 national Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs), committed to implementing telehealth programs for rural and underserved communities. More information can be found at telehealthresourcecenter.org/.
Interstate Medical Licensing Compact
Agreement among participating U.S. states to work together to significantly streamline the licensing process for providers who want to practice in multiple states. More information can be found at imlcc.org.
The simplest way to learn the specific rules and regulations that apply to you is to contact your local telehealth resource center or reach out to one of our expert consultants. In over 30 states, we have direct experience in providing telepsychiatry. We are confident that we can answer your compliance questions, and introduce you to other similar facilities in your state that are successfully providing telepsychiatry to their communities.