PSYCPACT update: report from MN Board of Psychology presentation, 5-17-19

I attended a presentation about PSYPACT for the Minnesota Board of Psychology on Friday, May 17.  Alex Segal, PhD, JD, presented on behalf of the PSYPACT parent organization, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).  He is a psychologist and attorney, and is the Direct of Professional Affairs at ASPPB.  He also was staff to the APA/ASPPB/The Trust (at that time, The Trust was APA’s medical malpractice organization) Joint Task Force on Telepsychology.  PSYPACT is an “interstate compact.”  This is a legal structure that was created by the US Constitution to allow states to negotiate form, legally binding

Getting started with telemental health: training resources

Getting started with telemental health: training resources

Providing telehealth, or telemental health,  services is an opportunity for mental health professionals to expand their practice, meet the expectations of an increasingly technology-savvy patient/client population, and to help meet the needs of underserved populations.  You will, however, need to be knowledgeable about requirements that are unique to telemental health to ensure that you are properly prepared  – including being knowledgeable about both clinical and regulatory risks. Also, you will need to document to some insurance companies that you are properly prepared in order to bill for telemental health services. There three primary issues that you will need to address,