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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 to our Department of Health) was finalized on March 7, 2016 which added definitions and standards for telehealth.  The Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and […]

By | 2017-04-09T20:36:06+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Supervision, Tele Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

FL HB 0373 Has Passed NOW Law 491 – Limits time for Registered Interns to become licensed

Please share this information with Qualified Supervisors and Florida impending Graduate students and Registered Interns

CS/HB 373 — Mental Health Counseling Interns
by Health Quality Subcommittee; Rep. Burgess and others (SB 858 by Senator Legg)
The bill requires that a clinical social work, marriage and family, or mental health counseling intern practice under the supervision of a licensed […]

Does Florida Law prevent MH professionals from asking about gun ownership?

Thanks CK for raising a new question for me.  She asked if Florida law prevented medical and mental health professionals from asking if a client owns a gun.  Interestingly, I found something about this question and related to typical risk assessment questions on snopes.com

DHHS, according to a recent letter forwarded to me, states that HIPAA  

By | 2017-01-27T15:11:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Categories: CPT Codes & Medicare, Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Qualified Supervisor” Continuing Education Courses in Florida

Great Seal of the State of  FloridaThe state of Florida requires that all mental health professional registered interns, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and  Psychologists must have several years of post-licensed practice […]

New Workshops to be offered before 2011 licensure renewal

Two new workshops have been scheduled for Fort Lauderdale in February 2011, before Licensure Renewal deadline of March 31st.