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Washington State Healthcare Professional Telehealth Training

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Washington State Healthcare Professional Telehealth Training (recorded webinar) – Online CE Course

Washington State Healthcare Professional Telehealth Training Course Description, Objectives, and Outline:

Course Description:

This will also meet criteria for all requirements for Washington State SB 6061.

1.25 Continuing Education Credits are provided and are approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a recorded session because of information theory/practice and the counseling relationship.

Washington State SB 6061 requires that all health care professionals who provides clinical services through telemedicine or telehealth shall complete a telemedicine training with several requirements. This training meets that requirement and goes further into depth into what the future of telemedicine might hold. Further scientific data is reviewed about quality of care, patient satisfaction, and clinical competences for clinicians facing challenges of telehealth.

Recommendations on how to overcome the biggest challenges in telehealth are discussed. This includes, patients feeling less paid attention to, feeling shy about asking questions, and feeling more disconnected and impersonal. Further telehealth etiquette and ways to keep professionalism are demonstrated as well.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the background of telehealth
  2. Identify the telehealth policy and regulations
  3. Understand telemedicine readiness
  4. Explain telehealth during the visit
  5. Identify current state and federal law, liability, and informed consent

Course Outline:

  1. Objective 1 – Background of telehealth
    1. Definitions
    2. Scope of practice
  2. Objective 2 – Telehealth policies and regulations
    1. Medicare
    2. Medicaid
    3. Private Payers
    4. Anti-kickback Laws
  3. Objective 3 – Telemedicine readiness
    1. Ryan Haight Act 2008
    2. HIPAA and security
    3. Informed consent
    4. Malpractice and liability
  4. Objective 4 – Understanding the telehealth visit
    1. Preparing for the visit
    2. Visit tips
      1. Data on treatment outcomes
      2. The future of telehealth
    3. Interpreter services
    4. After the visit
  5. Objective 5 – Washington State and federal law
    1. Washington State Senate Bill 6061

Instructors: Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

Author: Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

Leo DeBroeck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State. Leo DeBroeck is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center. He has completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology. In addition, he has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, wraparound intensive services (WISe), school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings.


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