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Telehealth Legal and Ethical Aspects

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Course Description:
This workshop is intended to provide an overview of key legal and ethical standards which are applicable to the practice of Telehealth. Topics to be discussed include: Standards of practice for Telehealth, as expressed in Business and Professions Code section 2290.5 and California Code of Regulations, section 1815.5; Privacy and security rules under HIPAA; Jurisdictional issues when practicing across state lines; California laws concerning documentation and privacy; Relevant ethical standards, and issues to consider in selecting a video conferencing platform for Telehealth.

The workshop is three hours in length. Attendees may earn three hours credit in law and ethics, applicable to the continuing education requirements for California licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional clinical counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. The information provided in this workshop, and in any accompanying handouts and related materials is intended for educational purposes only. It should not be considered to be legal advice, or a substitute for consultation with a qualified professional regarding such content.


Member: $55
Non-Member: $65

Credit Hours:
3 Hours

Learning Objectives:
The presentation will provide an overview of:
  • Describe four specific one-time actions that are required of providers upon initiation of Telehealth.
  • Describe three actions that are required of providers for each Telehealth session.
  • Describe key billing requirements when using insurance for Telehealth.
  • Describe the jurisdictional issues that are relevant to providing Telehealth over state lines.
  • Describe key legal and practical concerns that are relevant when selecting a video conferencing platform for Telehealth.
  • Identify one or more ethical codes that apply to the practice of Telehealth.
The user acknowledges that the workshops, handouts, and related course materials contained therein are intended for educational purposes only, and should not be considered to be legal advice or a substitute for legal or clinical consultation. These presentations address issues that are multi-faceted, and the user should not assume that the courses discuss every law, regulation, or ethical code that may be relevant to the subject matter. Legal and ethical standards are subject to change and it is always prudent to check to see whether a particular law, regulation, or ethical standard may have changed.

If you choose to meet the requirement by taking a continuing education course, you can also count the course toward the required 36 hours of continuing education needed to renew your license, as long as the course was completed after your last renewal. The portion of the content that covered law and ethics related to telehealth may be used to count toward the required biennial 6 hours of continuing education content in law and ethics. However, if audited, you will need to be able to show a breakdown of the number of hours your 3 hour telehealth course spent covering law and ethics content.

Refunds/Cancellations: CAMFT does not offer refunds for On-Demand Library purchases.