COVID-19 Information for Clinicians
This page is intended for sharing information relevant to providing mental health services in light of COVID-19 but is by no means an exhaustive list of resources. None of it should be taken as legal or ethical advice from MAMFT. It is important to seek out training in telehealth, in addition to following the required steps for providing this service. MAMFT has assembled a Pandemic Task Force for addressing the concerns and needs of our members related to the pandemic. The task force can be reached at email@example.com.
The Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (MN BMFT- our Regulatory Board) made some changes to practice regulation in light of the pandemic: including supervision, and CEU requirements. There were some important items we wanted to make our members aware of as we approach the end of the year:
1. LMFTs in Minnesota can apply for CEU hours for independent work they completed in response to the Pandemic. This includes work/training done in the process of transitioning from in-office to tele-therapy practices.
a. Full information on CEU requirements, including a link to the form you can fill out to ensure your work qualifies for CEUs is available here: https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/licensee-info/continuing-education/
2. The Regulatory board has temporarily removed the limitation on the number of supervision hours that can be performed “electronically” (remotely).
a. This is currently set to expire on 12/31/21. In light of the Delta Variant surge, we hope the Regulatory Board will consider extending this deadline, but 12/31/2021 is the current deadline.
b. Complete information on supervision is available at the following link: https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/licensee-info/supervision/
If you have any questions related to these items, you can contact the Regulatory Board directly at: (612) 617-2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LinksMN State Statutes Regarding Telemedicine (2019)