Date(s) - 12/01/2020 - 06/30/2021
The recent worldwide public health emergency is sending unprecedented numbers of healthcare
providers online. While new technology can provide us with powerful tools to continue to connect and
communicate in this changing environment, many mental health professionals are finding themselves
less than fully prepared to implement telehealth services. We have confirmed with the Department of Health that this training meets the requirement of SB 6061 provided you pass the test of comprehension.
This 2 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an introduction to legal and ethical
considerations of telehealth practice. In this seminar we will discuss current Washington State and
Federal telehealth laws, liability and informed consent relating to telehealth, and the range of applicable
ethical codes. Participants will gain an understanding of how to strategically implement technologies in
their clinical practice.
After this training, participants will be able to:
•Identify current Washington State and federal laws regarding telehealth;
•Construct effective strategies to minimize liability for telehealth services;
•Evaluation the clinical risks and benefits of implementing telehealth services;
•Articulate best practices regarding informed consent for telehealth services.
Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans and their families. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, and provides clinical consultation to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
This course is approved for 2 CE hours in Law and Ethics for LMHC’s, LMFT’s, LCSW’s and all associate level licensees in Washington State.
2 NBCC clock hours will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed the signup information below and submitted payment (if applicable) you will receive an email with the link to the recorded webinar. Please check your junk or spam email folder if you don’t see it. Continuing Education Certificates will be sent out at the end of the month for everyone who completed the Evaluation and Test of Comprehension.