Telehealth

 

An occupational therapy practitioner may deliver evaluation, treatment, and consultation through telecommunication and information technologies. N.C.G.S. 90-270.67.4

 

  1. An occupational therapy practitioner is required to be licensed in North Carolina if the practitioner provides occupational therapy services to a client who is in North Carolina.
  2. An occupational therapy practitioner who is in North Carolina and does not provide occupational therapy services to clients in North Carolina does not need to be licensed in North Carolina.
  3. An occupational therapy practitioner who is in North Carolina but provides occupational therapy services to clients in a state other than North Carolina is required to follow the laws and regulations of the state where the client is receiving the services.
  4. An occupational therapy practitioner licensed in North Carolina may provide occupational therapy services to a client in North Carolina even if the occupational therapy practitioner is in another state.

An occupational therapy practitioner may provide supervision requiring direct contact through video teleconferencing. 21. N.C.A.C. 38, Rule .0103(21)

 

For more information about Telehealth, you may view the link below on the AOTA website (available to members of AOTA only):  http://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/State-Policy/Licensure/StateRegs.aspx