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Will Florida’s Telemedicine Rule help form the Standards for Telemental Health?

In February, I reported on a number of law or rule changes  and proposed bills.  A rule (64B8-9.0141 – Telemedicine) arising from F. S. 456 (Authority of Florida’ Department of Health General Provisions of Health Professions) was finalized on March 7, 2016 which added definitions and standards for telehealth.  The Board of Clinical […]

Eye on the Florida Mental Health Laws & Rules

February 15, 2017

A number of law or rule changes  and proposed bills are in process as I write.  Language revisions in our practice act, F. S. 491, have an impact on Registered Interns, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors, and Certified Social Workers.

First, Registered Interns, are probably aware of the recent […]

By |2017-04-19T11:46:26+00:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: General, Laws & Ethics, Psychotherapy, Registered Interns, Tele Mental Health|0 Comments

Updated 64B4 Rule Clarifies Supervision Definition

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On February 9, 2016 the Florida Board of CSW, MFT and MHC approved the language that defines Supervision of a Registered Intern by a Qualified Supervisor.  The rule is in effect now.   Changes allow face-to-face electronic methods and specifies that […]

Should we use Skype? Is Skype HIPAA compliant?

You all know how concerned I am about tele-health.  Did you know that as soon as you open your computer or smart device “Skype’s settings allow it to automatically issue a real-time notice to everyone in one’s contact list, announcing that the person is now online”?

Check out this great article.  You can create a personal […]

By |2017-01-27T15:11:09+00:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Tele Mental Health|0 Comments