Announcements

Telepractice Platforms

March 19, 2020

In recognition of the COVID-19 crisis and the potential unavailability of the most secure platform, licensees may follow HHS guidelines if more secure platforms cannot reasonably be accessed AND if the licensee notifies and receives verbal consent from the patient or caretaker that the use of the platform may not be HIPAA compliant. The Board will relax enforcement of non-HIPAA compliant platforms if licensee’s use of those platforms is done in good faith within the guidelines given above. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html