.05 Client Evaluation.

A. A teletherapy practitioner shall:

(1) Perform a synchronous or asynchronous clinical client evaluation that is appropriate for the client and the condition with which the client presents before providing treatment or services through teletherapy; and

(2) If clinically appropriate for the client, provide or refer a client to:

(a) In-person treatment; or

(b) Another type of teletherapy service.

B. A teletherapy practitioner may not treat a client based solely on an online questionnaire.