Telehealth is the new frontier in health care. Occupational therapy practitioners throughout the country are increasingly using telehealth to provide services to clients who they are unable to see in person.
The current laws and regulations, however, are not consistent among the states. While some states have established laws and regulations regarding telehealth, other states have yet to even think about whether occupational therapy practitioners can provide services via telehealth.
AOTA Policy staff created this chart (pdf), which aims to answer whether occupational therapy practitioners can practice telehealth by state and provides the evidence for each interpretation. Members can use the chart as a guidance tool, but if there are questions regarding current policies in a state, please contact your state occupational therapy board.
Download the chart