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10.27.17.00.htm 10.27.17.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 17 Teletherapy Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-901, 1-902, and 8-205(a)2)5) Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.17.01.htm 10.27.17.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to all certified registered nurse practitioners/psychiatric mental health (CRNP/PMH) and psychiatric mental health/advanced practice registered nurses (PMH/APRN) in Maryland, with a specialty certification in psychiatric mental health, who will be providing behavioral health services using teletherapy.
10.27.17.02.htm 10.27.17.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Certified registered nurse practitioner/psychiatric mental health (CRNP/PMH) means a certified registered nurse practitioner who:a) Is certified by the Board as a certified registered nurse practitioner in the practice of psychiatric mental health; andb) Autonomously and independently engages in activities authorized by this chapter and in accordance with COMAR 10.27.07.
10.27.17.03.htm 10.27.17.03. 03 Licensure.. An individual shall be licensed as a registered nurse in Maryland, or have an active multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in Maryland, and be certified by the Board as a CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN in order to provide teletherapy services in Maryland if either the client or the CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN is physically located in Maryland.
10.27.17.04.htm 10.27.17.04. 04 Teletherapy.. A. In order to provide teletherapy services to a client, a CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN shall have:. 1) Established a client-therapist relationship;. 2) Performed a mental status assessment;. 3) Established a diagnosis;. 4) Developed a treatment plan; and. 5) Obtained an informed consent from the client to provide teletherapy.. B. Before providing teletherapy services, the CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN shall develop a procedure to:.
10.27.17.05.htm 10.27.17.05. 05 Standards of Practice.. A. A CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN providing teletherapy services shall be held to the same standards of practice and documentation as those applicable in in-person health care settings.B. A CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN may not treat a patient or prescribe medication based solely on an online questionnaire.
10.27.17.06.htm 10.27.17.06. 06 Discipline.. A. The Board shall use the same standards in evaluating and investigating a complaint and disciplining a CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN who provides teletherapy as it would use for a CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN who is not.B. A CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN who provides teletherapy services and fails to comply with this chapter may be subject to discipline under Health Occupations Article, §8-316, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.27.17.9999.htm 10.27.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 29, 2019 (46:15 Md. R. 655).
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