Section 40-75-800 of the Counselors’ practice act defines “behavioral telehealth” and authorizes Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-educational Specialists who hold an active license in another state to provide these services, to also provide these services using telehealth to a client located in this State, if the individual registers with the Board.
Registration is required only for out-of-state licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, and/or psycho-educational specialists with an equivalent credential who are not licensed by the State of South Carolina, who wish to provide telehealth services within their scope of practice to a client residing in this State.
Registrants MAY NOT provide in-person services to a client in South Carolina or open a South Carolina office.
This registration is valid ONLY if your out-of-state license remains active and in good standing.
To apply, click the link below to access the electronic application. Please download the Verification of Lawful Presence Form and complete. This will be needed to complete your application.