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How to Legally Practice Over State Lines with Telebehavioral Health and Telemental Health

11-26-2018 04:38 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Telebehavioral Health Institute

24 November 2018, San Diego, CA - While many professionals are already practicing over state lines, most of them are surprised to learn that they are doing so illegally and unethically. This upcoming webinar sponsored by the Telebehavioral Health institute will feature Dr. Marlene Maheu. She will outline the 7 most common erroneous assumptions made by many licensed professionals, and help replace these assumptions with actionable steps to legal and ethical practice over state lines. From explaining the basic functioning of licensing boards, to reviewing how interjurisdictional practice impacts coaches, to how to keep required documentation, Dr. Maheu will explain how to legally and ethically manage risk and for all health care practitioners.

Whether you are a large or small organization, serve as a company CEO or deliver direct care as an independent practitioner, this webinar will give you clear and concise answers to your most difficult questions about interjurisdictional practice. Dr. Maheu explains, “There’s no secret to practicing over state lines. Such practice is absolutely legal and ethical. The only problem is that most professionals have never had the opportunity to learn how to do so.” She continued, “Interjurisdictional issues have been the focus on my writing and training for the last two decades. We’ll dispel the 7 most common myths, then discuss how responsible professionals can proceed with legal and ethical practice over state lines.”

Internationally recognized telehealth expert, Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., is scheduled to present the latest telemental health / telebehavioral health practice webinar titled, “How to Legally Practice Over State Lines with Telebehavioral Health and Telemental Health.” The webinar will be broadcasted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:
Name at least three essential functions of licensure
Identify two reasons why calling yourself a “coach” to practice over state or province lines when you are licensed get you in more trouble than it is worth
List at least one way your malpractice coverage can automatically be nullified, despite your carrier’s claims that you are “covered” for online practice

Event Details:
Where: 100% Online (
When: December 12, 2018 (Also fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event for your convenience.)
What: Live & recorded event includes event access, presentation slides, and 24/7 TBHI Training Center access
Cost: $49 (includes 1-CE Hour)

Dr. Marlene Maheu has written four textbooks in telebehavioral health and is recognized as one of the leading experts in telepractice worldwide. She was the lead author of the Framework for Telebehavioral Health Competencies, developed as Chair of the Telebehavioral Health Competencies Task Force for the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science. She has specialized in teaching legal and ethical telebehavioral health, telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling and online therapy (telepractice). As a world-class leader in the telebehavioral health field, she offers practical strategies, straightforward solutions and the hands-on wisdom that only develops through time and focus. When you attend this webinar, you’ll sense her passion, good humor and wisdom about how you can immediately start leveraging the power of the technology to reach more people, reduce your overhead and improve your profits.

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI - specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation (, professional training ( and staffing ( TMHI is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI’s team of experienced consultants can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities ( are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TBHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact:

1876 Horse Creek Road
Cheyenne Wyoming 82009

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