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10.42.10.00.htm 10.42.10.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 42 BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS Chapter 10 Teletherapy Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-901―1-903, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.42.10.01.htm 10.42.10.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter:. A. Applies to a:. 1) Licensed certified social worker-clinical (LCSW-C). 2) Licensed certified social worker (LCSW) under the supervision of an LCSW-C; or. 3) Licensed masters social worker (LMSW) under the supervision of an LCSW-C.. B. Does not prohibit the following from using electronic means as defined under Regulation .02B(4)a) within their scope of practice:1) A licensed bachelor social worker (LBSW) under supervision;.
10.42.10.02.htm 10.42.10.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Board” means the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.. 2) “Client” means the individual, couple, family, group, business, agency, school, organization, or association that the licensed social worker provides, or has provided, with professional services.3) “Synchronous” means simultaneously or quickly enough to allow two or more individuals to conduct a conversation.
10.42.10.03.htm 10.42.10.03. 03 Licensure.. The following Board-approved licensees may provide psychotherapy using teletherapy if the client is in Maryland:A. An LCSW-C;. B. An LCSW under the supervision of an LCSW-C; or. C. An LMSW under the supervision of an LCSW-C..
10.42.10.04.htm 10.42.10.04. 04 Standards of Practice for Teletherapy.. Before providing teletherapy services, a licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter:A. Shall:. 1) Develop and follow a procedure to:. a) Verify the identification of the client receiving teletherapy services;. b) Obtain informed consent specific to teletherapy services using appropriate language understandable to the client;c) Prevent access to data by unauthorized persons through encryption, or other means;.
10.42.10.05.htm 10.42.10.05. 05 Client Evaluation.. A. A licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter shall perform a client evaluation adequate to establish diagnoses and identify underlying conditions or contraindications to recommended treatment options before providing subsequent teletherapy services.B. If the evaluation is adequate to comply with §A of this regulation, a licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter may use:
10.42.10.06.htm 10.42.10.06. 06 Discipline.. A. The Board shall use the same standards in evaluating and investigating a complaint and disciplining a licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter as it would use for a licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter who does not use teletherapy technology.B. The failure of a licensee who is permitted to use teletherapy under this chapter to comply with this chapter shall constitute unprofessional conduct and may be subject to d
10.42.10.9999.htm 10.42.10.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 7, 2019 (46:20 Md. R. 844).
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