Q: What is the Board’s policy regarding Telepsychology/Telehealth?
A: In the 78th Nevada Legislature, Assembly Bill 292 Telehealth was defined within NRS 641:
“Before a provider of health care may provide services through
telehealth to a patient located in this State, the provider must hold a
valid license or certificate to practice his or her profession in this State,
including, without limitation, a special purpose license issued pursuant
to NRS 630.261. 6. The provisions of this section must not be interpreted or construed
to: (a) Modify, expand or alter the scope of practice of a provider of
health care; or (b) Authorize a provider of health care to provide services in
a setting that is not authorized by law or in a manner that violates the
standard of care required of the provider of health care.
A provider of
health care who provides services through telehealth to a patient located in
this State at the time the services are provided is subject to the laws and
jurisdiction of the State of Nevada regardless of the location from which
the provider of health care provides services through telehealth. As
used in this section, “telehealth” means the delivery of services from a
provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of
technology that transfers information electronically, telephonically or by
fiber optics, not including standard telephone, facsimile or electronic mail”
The Board also encourages providers to follow guidelines as
provided by APA, ASPPB, ABA and/or BCBA.
In the 79th Nevada Legislature, the Board joined the PSYPACT: Please review WWW.PSYPACT.ORG for further information regarding the status of the compact.