.05 Evaluation for Telepsychology Services.

A. Before engaging in the practice of psychology using telepsychology, a psychologist or psychology associate shall evaluate the client to determine that delivery of telepsychology is appropriate considering at least the following factors:

(1) The client’s:

(a) Diagnosis;

(b) Symptoms;

(c) Medical and psychological history; and

(d) Preference for receiving services via telepsychology; and

(2) The nature of the services to be provided, including anticipated:

(a) Benefits;

(b) Risks; and

(c) Constraints resulting from their delivery via telepsychology.

B. The client evaluation set forth in §A of this regulation shall take place at an initial in-person session, unless the psychologist or psychology associate documents in the record the reason for not meeting in person.