I am licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and can conduct video sessions with patients as long as professional guidelines and ethical standards are followed.
The following is current Connecticut law, which includes licensed psychologists:
For more information, click the “Psychotherapy” tab > Patient Forms > Telehealth Policy
“Telemedicine means the use of interactive audio, interactive video or interactive data communication in the delivery of medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment…Telemedicine does not include the use of facsimile or audio-only telephone.”
(Source: CT General Statutes 17b-245c.)
Phone calls, faxes and email messages between the provider and patient are excluded.
Private payers must provide coverage for telehealth services subject to coverage terms and conditions.