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Telehealth Services

Telehealth is here to stay, allowing clients to manage their time better by providing psychotherapy from home or work, as well as allowing easier access to those who have difficulty attending "in person" sessions (e.g., rural populations and those with chronic and acute health issues/disabilities). To improve access to services for her Health Psychology clients, in December 2019, Dr. Bolnick began training through the Telebehavioral Health Institute (now Telehealth.org) to learn more about providing effective telehealth services. Early in training, she began conducting Telehealth sessions in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic's "Shelter-in-Place" Executive Order signed by Illinois Governor Pritzker in March, 2020. To date she has completed 27 hours (7 courses) of coursework on Telehealth, along with keeping up-to-date on issues via quarterly Telehealth Community Chats sponsored by The Trust (an insurance, financial security, and risk management company for Psychologists).

In 2011, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Trust began working on a long-term solution for legal and ethical Telemental Health services across state lines. The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) was born out of that Task Force and legislation has been introduced, passed, and enacted in numerous state legislatures. PSYPACT went "live" on July 1, 2020. Dr. Bolnick applied and, on July 31, 2020, ASPPB determined that she had met all requirements and was granted the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) with her "E. Passport". This allows her to practice telehealth from her home state of Illinois to clients residing in and traveling to any participating PSYPACT state. The Illinois Psychological Association announced that Dr. Bolnick was one of the first known Illinois Licensed Psychologists to receive her Mobility Credentials making her a Pioneer in this area of growth. Click the button below to see if your state has enacted or has current pending PSYPACT legislation. States are being added regularly. 

PSYPACT PARTICIPATING STATES (41 ENACTED, 39 EFFECTIVE)

Alabama - AL SB 102 (Enacted 3/18/2021; Effective 6/1/2021)

Arizona - AZ HB 2503 (Enacted on 5/17/2016; Effective 7/1/2020)

Arkansas - AR HB 1760 (Enacted 4/25/2021; Effective (11/18/2021)

Colorado - CO HB 1017 (Enacted 4/12/2018; Effective 7/1/2020)

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - CNMI HB 22-80 (Enacted/Effective 10/24/2022)

Connecticut -CT S 2 (Enacted 5/24/2022; Effective 10/1/2022)

Delaware - DE HB 172 (Enacted 6/27/2019; Effective 7/1/2020)

District of Columbia - DC B 145 (Enacted and Effective 4/2/2021)

Florida -FL H 33(Enacted 5/25/2023; Effective 7/1/2023)

Georgia - GA HB 26 (Enacted 4/23/2019; Effective 7/1/2020)

Idaho - ID S 1305 (Enacted 3/23/2022; Effective 7/1/2022)

Illinois - IL HB 1853 (Enacted 8/22/2018, Effective 7/1/2020)

Indiana -IN S 365(Enacted 3/10/2022; Effective 7/1/2022)

Kansas - KS SB 170 (Enacted 5/17/2021; Effective 1/1/2022)

Kentucky - KY HB 38 (Enacted 3/18/2021; Effective 6/28/2021)

Maine - ME HB 631 (Enacted 6/22/2021; Effective 10/18/2021)

Maryland - MD HB 970 (Enacted and Effective 5/18/2021)

Michigan -MI H 5489 (Enacted 12/22/2022; Effective 3/29/2023)

Minnesota - MN SB 193 (Enacted 5/25/2021; Effective 5/26/2021)

Missouri - MO HB 1719/MO SB 660 (Enacted 6/1/2018; Effective 7/1/2020)

Nebraska - NE L 1034 (Enacted 4/23/2018; Effective 7/1/2020)

Nevada - NV AB 429 (Enacted on 5/26/2017; Effective 7/1/2020)

New Hampshire- NH SB 232 (Enacted 7/10/2019; Effective 7/1/2020)

New Jersey -NJ A 4205(Enacted 9/24/2021; Effective 11/23/2021)

North Carolina - NC 361 (Enacted 7/1/2020; Effective 3/1/2021)

North Dakota - ND S 2205  (Enacted 4/13/2023; Effective 8/1/2023)     

Ohio -OH S 2 (Enacted 4/27/2021; Effective 7/26/2021)

Oklahoma - OK HB 1057 (Enacted 4/29/2019; Effective 7/1/2020)

Pennsylvania- PA SB 67 (Enacted 5/8/2020; Effective 7/8/2020)

Rhode Island -RI H 7501 (Enacted 6/21/2022; Effective 7/1/2023)

South Carolina -SC H 3204 (Enacted 5/16/2023; Effective 7/17/2023)

Tennessee -TN S 161 (Enacted and Effective 5/11/2021)

Texas - TX HB 1501 (Enacted 6/10/2019; Effective 7/1/2020)

Utah - UT SB 106 (Enacted on 3/17/2017; Effective 7/1/2020)

Virginia- VA SB 760 (Enacted 4/11/2020; Effective 1/1/2021)

Washington -WA H 1286 (Enacted 3/4/2022; Effective 6/9/2022)

West Virginia - WV SB 668 (Enacted 4/21/2021; Effective 11/18/2021)

Wisconsin -WI A 537 (Enacted 2/4/2022; Effective 2/6/2022)

Wyoming - WY S 26 (Enacted 2/15/2023; Effective 2/15/2023)

TEMPORARY LICENSURE

Vermont (Effective Until PsyPact Legislation goes into effect)

PENDING PSYPACT LEGISLATION (Updated 2/23/24)

(*Please note the following states have introduced PSYPACT legislation, but have not yet enacted PSYPACT. They are not yet considered PSYPACT participating states.)
 

Introduced in 2023:

 Massachusetts - MA S1980 and MA H2986

 New York - NY S6883 and NY A07947

Introduced in 2024:

 California - AB-2051

 Hawaii -  SB2668

 Mississippi - SB 2157SB 2166 ,  and HB 1202

ENACTED, NOT YET EFFECTIVE (Updated 2/23/24)

Vermont - VT H 282  (Enacted 6/1/2023; Effective Tentatively 7/1/2024)

South Dakota - SD H 1017 (Enacted 2/13/24: Effective 7/1/2024)


ENACTED, UNDER FURTHER REVIEW  (Updated 2/23/24)

(* indicates PSYPACT legislation has been enacted in a state but has not been formally adopted by the PSYPACT Commission. PSYPACT authorizations are not yet valid in this state.) 

 
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