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Telehealth: The Fundamentals of Legal & Ethical Practice

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Presenter:  Alain L. Montgomery, Esq.
CAMFT Staff Attorney
9 am – 12 pm
CE 3
Fee: ​Chapter Member $60 | CAMFT Member $65 | Non-Member $85
(Recording available for 3 months)

EVENT PAGE: https://www.camft.org/Education/Events/CAMFT-Law-and-Ethics-Webinars/Telehealth

REGISTER: https://ondemand.camft.org/courses/62867/webinars/40885

Workshop Description:

During this three (3) hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery, JD will examine issues related to rendering mental health services via telehealth to help providers adopt sound legal and ethical practices around the use of telehealth. The workshop will review the legal standards of practice for telehealth and review sections in the CAMFT Code of Ethics that address telehealth best practices. Additional topics include matters related to rendering services to clients via telehealth who are physically located in other states and/or other countries and discuss the technical safeguards that protect client information when using videoconferencing technology.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the preliminary and ongoing requirements to initiate when providing mental health services via telehealth;
  2. Determine when it is lawful to render mental health services via telehealth to a client who is not physically located in the state of California; and,
  3. Identify the technical safeguards that protect client information when using videoconferencing software
Alain Montgomery, JD,

Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq., is a member of the State Bar of California. Alain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Prior to joining the CAMFT legal department, Alain worked in public interest law as a legal advisor for the Superior Court of California where he helped self-represented parties navigate the complexities of small claims litigation. As a member of the CAMFT legal department, Alain has served as part of the support staff for the CAMFT Ethics Committee and has represented the Association at various state regulatory board meetings. After graduating from college and before attending law school, Alain worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.


October 23
9:00 am - 12:00 pm