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COVID-19 Out-of-State Telehealth Registration


On Monday, April 6, 2020, Minnesota Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-28, pursuant to Minnesota Statute 12.42, granting authority to out-of-state mental health providers, who hold a valid unencumbered license, to practice telehealth in Minnesota during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. 

The Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy recognizes that many providers are transitioning to the provision of telehealth in order to continue providing services to clients residing in Minnesota. To qualify out-of-state licensed professional addiction counselors, professional counselors and professional clinical counselors, delivering telehealth services in Minnesota, the Board has responded with a Teleheath Registration Form procedure. 

Licensed out-of-state providers, in good standing, may complete this Teleheath Registration Form and return it to the Board for review. Registrants are required to provide documentation and attest to: 
  1. Possession of a valid LADC or LPC/LPCC license/credential in their jurisdiction 
  2. Demonstrate there are no current disciplinary or corrective action orders against the license
  3. Competency to practice behavioral health via telehealth services 
  4. Comprehension of the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy's Rules of Conduct  (LPC/LPCC rules of conductLADC rules of conduct)
  5. The authority to practice in Minnesota is limited to Executive Order 20-28, pursuant to Statute 12.42, and ends at the time Governor Walz cancels the Executive order and/or the peacetime emergency ends
  6. Registrants will not begin to provide telehealth services until they receive notification from the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy of receipt of a complete registration packet; a registrant agrees not to provide telehealth services if the registration packet is deemed incomplete
  7. By rendering such aid in Minnesota, as an out-of-state provider of behavioral health services, a registrant agrees they are subject to the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and to ethically carry out the Board's Rules of Conduct
  8. Registrants will notify clients in each jurisdiction in which they are licensed and will provide the contact information for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  9. A current state issued ID and attestation that all information provided is true and correct; any misrepresentation to the Board is grounds for disciplinary action against the provider's practice/license. 

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