Washington SB 6061 Telemedicine Update for Therapists
1 CE Credit Hour. Legal-Ethical. Continuing Education Session Replay
Presented By: Eric Strom JD PhD LMHC
This course will meet new requirements from Washington State for telemedicine training taking effect on January 1st, 2021. These new requirements will mandate training that addresses (at a minimum): current state and federal law, liability, and informed consent.
- Identify current Washington State and federal laws regarding telehealth
- Construct effective strategies to minimize liability for telehealth services
- Describe best practices regarding informed consent for telehealth services
- Current State and Federal Law (15 minutes)
- Informed Consent (5 minutes)
- Liability & Crossing Jurisdictions (15 minutes)
- Insurance (5 minutes)
- WA Laws You Need to Know (20 minutes)
Revised Code of Washington (Statutes)
Washington Administrative Code (Regulations)
Washington Case Law
Petersen v. State, 100 Wn.2d 421, 671 P.2d 230 (1983)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Code of Ethics, (2020), Section I.A.6
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, (2017), Section 1.04(e)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Code of Ethics (2015), Section 6.5
American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, Section H.1.b
US Department of Health and Human Services, (2020), Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency,
Eric Ström JD PhD LMHC is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, Washington. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to other clinicians. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Eric has taught a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.
Eric earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan.
Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement: The material contained in this presentation is intended as general information and should not be considered legal advice.
Conflicts of Interest: None noted.
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