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Key Legal and Ethical Issues in Telehealth

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Course Description:
This presentation is intended to provide an overview of providing patient care via telehealth. During this 3 hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorneys Michael Griffin and Kristin Roscoe will help you master the ins and outs of telehealth by reviewing California’s telehealth regulations, HIPAA regulations pertaining to the use of videoconferencing platforms, and providing care to patients located out-of-state.

ember: $55
Non-Member: $65

Credit Hours:
3 Hours

Learning Objectives:
The presentation will provide an overview of:
  • Participants will be able to identify the 3 actions therapists must take each session of telehealth
  • Participants will be able to analyze the steps a therapist should take if a patient is located out-of-state.
  • Participants will be able to analyze whether HIPAA regulations pertain to their telehealth practice and how best to apply those regulations to maintain patient confidentiality.

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.

This course satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs which is required for each license renewal cycle

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