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Georgia Composite Board Response Regarding Licensure and the Clinical Use of “Apps”

In the first few days of October, after the Georgia Composite Board’s decision regarding telemental health as being practiced by its licensees, the TeleMental Health Institute requested clarification regarding the Board’s stance on the use of “apps” with clients and patients.The response below is what we received this week:

This email notice is being sent to you in reference to the correspondence submitted to the Georgia Composite Board for their review. The Board has posted several questions/answers regarding the new Telemental Health rule and the requirements to their website.  The information can be located by clicking on the tab titled “FAQ”.   

If anyone uses technology interventions in his/her clinical practice that allows them to interact with their clients, they should obtain the required telemental health hours. 

The Board’s website address is http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43/faq.  In addition, all Board Rules/Law/Policies can be viewed directly from the Board’s website.  Please click on the link at the top of the page titled “Laws/Rules/Policies”.

Thank you,

Amanda Allen, Licensure Analyst

Professional Licensing Boards Division

237 Coliseum Drive Macon, GA 31217

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