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Alabama OT Telehealth

Can occupational therapy telehealth services be provided in the state of Alabama?

Yes. While our current practice act does not explicitly address telehealth, it also does not limit its use for therapy either. All ethical and scope of practice guidelines apply to telehealth practice the same as face to face practice.

Can occupational therapy providers licensed in Alabama provide telehealth services to clients in other states without a license in that state?

Under normal circumstances, the provider must be licensed in the physical location of the patient unless a state has a specific exemption specified. Contact the state of location of the patient to determine if licensure has been waived at this time.

Reference

Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy Covid-19 Update

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