Montana

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MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT

  • Live Video: Yes
  • Store-and-Forward: No
  • Remote Patient Monitoring: No
  • Audio Only: No

PRIVATE PAYER LAW

  • Law Exists: Yes
  • Payment Parity: No

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensure Compacts: IMLC, NLC, PTC
  • Consent Requirements: Yes

STATE RESOURCES

  1. Medicaid Program: Montana Healthcare Program
  2. Administrator: Montana Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
  3. Regional Telehealth Resource Center: Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Last updated 03/30/2022

Audio Only Delivery

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid: Non-Covered Service Agreement Change

STATUS: Active

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Expiration varies, some permanent, and others may have been extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955 but are now expired.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Extended by addendum listed below. Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K Addendum – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

Last updated 03/30/2022

Cross State Licensing

Office of the Governor:  Montana State of Emergency Executive Order (2-2021)

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Last updated 03/30/2022

Easing Prescribing Requirements

Office of the Governor:  Montana State of Emergency Executive Order (2-2021)

STATUS:  Expiration varies, some permanent, and others may have been extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955 but are now expired.

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Expiration varies, some permanent, and others may have been extended by Temporary Emergency Rule 37-955 but are now expired.

HB 43: Patient-Provider Relationship

STATUS: Enacted

Last updated 03/30/2022

Originating Site

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Extended by Addendum listed below. Active until the end of Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K Addendum – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active until the end of Public Health Emergency.

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Private Payer

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Last updated 03/30/2022

Provider Type

Medicaid: Dental Telemedicine Notice

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired

Last updated 03/30/2022

Service Expansion

Medicaid: Dental Telemedicine Notice

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid: Nursing Facility Providers

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid: Coverage and Reimbursement for Telemedicine/Telehealth

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid:  FAQs on Telehealth/Telemedicine

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Office of the Governor: Directive Implementing EO 2-2021

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Extended by addendum shown below. Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K Addendum – Big Sky Home and Community Based Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active until the end of federal Public Health Emergency.

Medicaid: Suspension of face-to-face requirement

STATUS:  Temporary policies have expired.

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Definitions

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide access to health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision, and information across distance, including but not limited to the use of secure portal messaging, secure instant messaging, audiovisual communications, and audio-only communications.

The term includes both clinical and nonclinical services.”

SOURCE: MT Code Annotated Sec. 53-6-155, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Telemedicine is the use of interactive audio-video equipment to link practitioners and patients located at different sites.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022). 

Healthy Montana Kids

Telemedicine is “the use of a secure interactive audio and video, or other telecommunications technology by a health care provider to deliver health care services at a site other than the site where the patient is located.  Does not include audio only (phone call), e-mail, and/or facsimile transmission.”

SOURCE: MT Children’s health Insurance Plan, Healthy Montana Kids (HMK). Evidence of Coverage (Nov., 2017), p. 11. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Email, Phone & Fax

Telemedicine reimbursement does not include:

  • Consultation by telephone
  • Facsimile machine transmissions
  • Crisis hotlines

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Telehealth services may be provided using secure portal messaging, secure instant messaging, telephone communication, or audiovisual communication.

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 53-6-122 (Accessed Mar. 2022)

Last updated 11/17/2021

Live Video

POLICY

Providers enrolled in the Medicaid program may provide medically necessary services by means of telehealth if the service:

  • is clinically appropriate for delivery by telehealth as specified by the department by rule or policy;
  • comports with the guidelines of the applicable Medicaid provider manual; and
  • is not specifically required in the applicable provider manual to be provided in a face-to-face manner

Telehealth services must be provided at same rate as services delivered in person.

Department directed to adopt rules for the provision of telehealth (see statute for further details).

SOURCE: MCA 53-6-122 (Accessed Mar. 2022).

MT Medicaid reimburses for medically necessary telemedicine services to eligible members.  Providers must be enrolled as Montana Healthcare Programs providers and be licensed in the state of Montana.

Telemedicine should not be selected when face-to-face services are medically necessary. Members should establish relationships with primary care providers who are available on a face-to-face basis.

The originating and distant providers may not be within the same facility or community. The same provider may not be the “pay to” for both the originating and distance provider.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs, Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).


ELIGIBLE SERVICES/SPECIALTIES

Healthy Montana Kids

Services provided by telemedicine are allowed for non-surgical medical services and behavioral health outpatient services.

SOURCE: MT Children’s Health Insurance Plan, Healthy Montana Kids (HMK). Evidence of Coverage (Nov. 2017), p. 24 & 30. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Telehealth services are available for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy when ordered by a physician or mid-level practitioner. The order is valid for 180 days. All Montana Medicaid covered services delivered via telemedicine/telehealth are reimbursable so long as such services are medically necessary and clinically appropriate for delivery via telemedicine/telehealth.

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services program (EPSDT) covers all medically necessary services for children age 20 and under. Therapy services for children are not restricted to a specific number of hours or units as long as the therapy services are restorative, not maintenance. All other applicable requirements apply.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, Therapies Manual, Covered Services (Mar. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022). 

School-Based Services

Telehealth services are allowed for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. All Montana Medicaid covered services delivered via telemedicine/telehealth are reimbursable so long as such services are medically necessary and clinically appropriate for delivery via telemedicine/telehealth.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, School-Based Services Manual, Covered Services (3/25/22). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

The availability of services through telemedicine in no way alters the scope of practice of any health care provider; or authorizes the delivery of health care services in a setting or manner not otherwise authorized by law.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, Physician Related Svcs., Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Durable Medical Equipment

Face-to-face assessments of the patient by the prescriber can be performed using telemedicine.

SOURCE:  MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Medical Supplies (DMEPOS) Manual, Covered Services (12/27/21). (Accessed Mar. 2022).


ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS

Providers must be enrolled as Montana Healthcare Programs providers and be licensed in the State of Montana in order to:

  • Treat a Montana Healthcare Programs member; and
  • Submit claims for payment to Montana Healthcare Programs

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).


ELIGIBLE SITES

Telemedicine can be provided in a member’s residence; the distance provider is responsible for the confidentiality requirements. See “Originating Provider Requirements” section for list of eligible originating sites for facility fee.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

An enrollee’s residence is not reimbursable as an enrolled originating site provider.

SOURCE: MCA 53-6-122 & MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Nov. 2021).

“Originating site provider” means an enrolled provider who is operating a secure connection that complies with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 1320d, et seq., and assisting an enrollee with the technology necessary for a telehealth visit.

An originating site provider is not required to participate in the delivery of the health care service.

SOURCE: MCA 53-6-155, (Accessed Mar. 2022).


GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS

The originating and distant providers may not be within the same facility or community. The same provider may not be the pay to for both the originating and distance provider.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).


FACILITY/TRANSMISSION FEE

The department will reimburse for all Montana Medicaid covered services delivered via telemedicine/telehealth originating site fees as long as such services are medically necessary and clinically appropriate for delivery via telemedicine/telehealth, comply with the guidelines set forth in the applicable Montana Medicaid provider manual, and are not a service specifically required to be face-to-face.

SOURCE: Administrative Rules of Montana, Sec. 37.40.330, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

The following provider types can bill the originating site fee:

  • Outpatient hospital
  • Critical access hospital*
  • Federally qualified health center*
  • Rural health center*
  • Indian health service*
  • Physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Mid-levels
  • Dieticians
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social worker
  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Mental health center
  • Chemical dependency clinic
  • Group/clinic
  • Public health clinic
  • Family planning clinic

*Reimbursement for Q3014 is a set fee and is paid outside of both the cost to charge ratio and the all-inclusive rate.

Originating site providers must include a specific diagnosis code to indicate why a member is being seen by a distance provider and this code must be requested from the distance site prior to billing for the telemedicine appointment.

The originating site provider may also, as appropriate, bill for clinical services provided on-site the same day that a telemedicine originating site service is provided. The originating site may not bill for assisting the distant site provider with an examination, including for any services that would be normally included in a face-to-face visit.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

No reimbursement for infrastructure or network use charges.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, Physician Related Svcs., Billing Procedures (March 2021). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

FQHCs and RHCs can bill a telehealth originating site procedure code Q3014 if applicable.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Miscellaneous

Providers must also use the telehealth place of service of 02 for claims. By coding with the GT modifier and the 02 place of service, the provider is certifying that the service was a face-to-face visit provided via interactive audio-video telemedicine.

If a rendering provider’s number is required on the claim for a face-to-face visit, it is required on a telemedicine claim.

Confidentially requirements apply (see manual).

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

A provider shall:

  • ensure an enrollee receiving telehealth services has the same rights to confidentiality and security as provided for traditional office visits;
  • follow consent and patient information protocols consistent with the protocols followed for in person visits; and
  • comply with recordkeeping requirements established by the department by rule.

Telehealth services may be provided using secure portal messaging, secure instant messaging, telephone communication, or audiovisual communication.

The department shall adopt rules for the provision of telehealth services, including but not limited to:

  • billing procedures for enrolled providers;
  • the services considered clinically appropriate for telehealth purposes;
  • recordkeeping requirements for providers, including originating site providers; and
  • other requirements for originating site providers, including allowable provider types, reimbursement rates, and requirements for the secure technology to be used at originating sites.

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 53-6-122 (Accessed Mar. 2022)

Telehealth is allowed for therapy in a youth facility under certain circumstances.

SOURCE: Montana Administrative Rules Sec. 37.97.906, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Out of State Providers

Providers must be licensed in the state of Montana.

Any out of state distance providers must be licensed in the State of Montana and enrolled in Montana Healthcare Programs in order to provide telemedicine services to Montana Healthcare Programs members. Providers must contact the Montana Department of Labor and Industry to find out details on licensing requirements for their applicable professional licensure.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Overview

Montana Medicaid reimburses for live video under some circumstances. There is no reimbursement for store-and-forward or remote patient monitoring based on the definition for telemedicine.

Telehealth services must be reimbursed at the same rate of payment as services delivered in person.

Last updated 03/30/2022

Remote Patient Monitoring

POLICY

No Reference Found


CONDITIONS

No Reference Found


PROVIDER LIMITATIONS

No Reference Found


OTHER RESTRICTIONS

No Reference Found

Last updated 03/30/2022

Store and Forward

POLICY

There is no reimbursement for store-and-forward based on the definition for telemedicine restricting the service to interactive audio-video.

SOURCE: MT Dept. of Public Health and Human Svcs., Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs Manual, General Information for Providers, Telemedicine (Feb. 2020). (Accessed Mar. 2022).


ELIGIBLE SERVICES/SPECIALTIES

No Reference Found


GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS

No Reference Found


TRANSMISSION FEE

No Reference Found

Last updated 03/30/2022

Definitions

“Telehealth” means the use of audio, video, or other telecommunications technology or media, including audio-only communication, that is:

  • Used by a health care provider or health care facility to deliver health care services; and
  • delivered over a secure connection that complies with state and federal privacy laws.

The term does not include delivery of health care services by means of facsimile machines or electronic messaging alone. The use of facsimile and electronic message is not precluded if used in conjunction with other audio, video, or telecommunications technology or media.

For physicians providing written certification of a debilitating medical condition pursuant to 50-46-310, the term does not include audio-only communication unless the physician has previously established a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter.”

SOURCE: MT Code Annotated Sec. 33-22-138(6)(d), (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Parity

SERVICE PARITY

Private payers are required to provide coverage for services delivered through telehealth if the services are otherwise covered by the policy, certificate, contract, or agreement.

Coverage must be equivalent to the coverage for services that are provided in-person by a health care provider or health care facility.

SOURCE: MT Code Sec. 33-22-138, (Accessed Mar. 2022).


PAYMENT PARITY

No explicit payment parity.

Last updated 03/30/2022

Requirements

Each group or individual policy, certificate of disability insurance, subscriber contract, membership contract, or health care services agreement that provides coverage for health care services must provide coverage for health care services provided by a health care provider or health care facility by means of telemedicine [term changes to ‘telehealth’ Jan. 1, 2022] if services are otherwise covered by the policy, certificate, contract, or agreement.

Coverage under this section must be equivalent to the coverage for services that are provided in person by a health care provider or health care facility.

Eligible providers under the parity law include:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Podiatrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Registered professional nurse
  • Naturopathic physician (Effective Jan. 1, 2022)
  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Genetic counselor certified by the American board of genetic counseling
  • Diabetes educator certified by the national certification board for diabetes
  • Dentists & Dental Hygienists

Eligible facilities under this law include:

  • Critical access hospital
  • Hospice
  • Hospital
  • Long-term care facility
  • Mental health center
  • Outpatient center for primary care
  • Outpatient center for surgical services

A policy, certificate, contract, or agreement may not:

  • impose restrictions involving:
    • the site at which the patient is physically located and receiving health care services by means of telehealth; or
    • the site at which the health care provider is physically located and providing the services by means of telehealth; or
  • distinguish between telehealth services provided to patients in rural locations and telehealth services provided to patients in urban locations.

Nothing in this section may be construed to require:

  • A health issuer to provide coverage for services that are not medically necessary, subject to the terms and conditions of the policy;
  • Provide coverage of an otherwise noncovered benefit;
  • A health care provider to be physically present with the patient at the site where the patient is located unless the distant site provider determines that the presence of a health care provider is necessary; or
  • Except as provided in 50-46-310 or as provided in Title 37 and related administrative rules, a patient to have a previously established patient-provider relationship with a specific health care provider in order to receive health care services by means of telehealth.

The commissioner may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

SOURCE: MT Code Sec. 33-22-138, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Cross State Licensing

Psychology Board

A person providing services via telehealth to a person physically located in Montana while services are provided shall be licensed by the board.  A person providing services via telehealth from a physical location in Montana shall be licensed by the board and may be subject to licensure requirements in other states where the services are received by the patient.

SOURCE: MT Admin Rules Sec. 24.189.415, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Except as provided in 37-15-103, an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, speech language pathology assistant, or audiology assistant who is not a resident of Montana and who is not licensed under this chapter may not provide services to patients in Montana through telehealth without first obtaining a license from the board in accordance with this part.

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 37-15-314 (Accessed Mar. 2022)

 

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Definitions

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using interactive electronic communications, information technology, audio-only conversations, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening health care provider. Telemedicine includes the application of secure videoconferencing or store-and-forward technology.

The term does not mean an e-mail or instant messaging conversation or a message sent by facsimile transmission.

For physicians providing written certification of a debilitating medical condition pursuant to 50-46-310, the term does not include audio-only communication unless the physician has previously established a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter.

SOURCE: MT Code Sec. 37-3-102, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

“Telehealth” means the use of audio, video, or other telecommunications technology or media, including audio-only communication, that is:

  • used by a health care provider or health care facility to deliver health care services; and
  • delivered over a secure connection that complies with the requirements of state and federal privacy laws.

The term does not include delivery of health care services by means of facsimile machines or electronic messaging alone. The use of facsimile machines and electronic messaging is not precluded if used in conjunction with other audio, video, or telecommunications technology or media.

For physicians providing written certification of a debilitating medical condition pursuant to 50-46- 310, the term does not include the use of audio-only communication unless the physician has previously established a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter.

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 37-2-305, (Accessed Mar. 2022)

“Practice pharmacy by means of telehealth” means to provide pharmaceutical care through the use of information technology to patients at a distance

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 37-7-101 (Accessed Mar. 2022)

 

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Licensure Compacts

Member of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

SOURCE: The IMLC. Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Member of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

SOURCE: Current NLC States and Status. Nurse Licensure Compact. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Member of the Physical Therapy Compact.

SOURCE: Compact Map. Physical Therapy Compact. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

* See Compact websites for implementation and license issuing status and other related requirements.

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Miscellaneous

An audiology assistant or a speech-language pathology assistant may engage in telehealth or provide other services as directed by a speech language pathologist or audiologist that otherwise comply with board rules for scope of practice by speech language pathology assistants and audiology assistants.

SOURCE: Montana Code Annotated 37-15-314 (Accessed Mar. 2022)

 

 

Last updated 03/30/2022

Online Prescribing

A physician-patient relationship may be established for purposes of telemedicine:

  • by an in-person medical interview and physical examination when the standard of care requires an in-person encounter;
  • by consultation with another licensee or health care provider who has a documented relationship with the patient and who agrees to participate in, or supervise, the patient’s care; or
  • through telemedicine if the standard of care does not require an in-person encounter.

The licensee using telemedicine inpatient care may prescribe Schedule II drugs to a patient only after first establishing a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter which includes a medical interview and physician examination.

The licensee using telemedicine inpatient care shall:

  • make available to the patient verification of the licensee’s identity and credentials;
  • verify the identity of the patient;
  • establish a physician-patient relationship prior to initiating care;
  • obtain a medical history sufficient for diagnosis and treatment in keeping with the applicable standard of care prior to providing treatment, issuing prescriptions, or delegating the patient’s medical services to other health care providers;
  • delegate the patient’s medical care only to appropriate health care providers (see regulation)
  • securely maintain and make timely available medical and billing records to patient or patient’s representative and to other health care providers.

SOURCE: Montana State Board of Medical Examiners. Administrative Rules of MT. Rule 24.156.813 Practice Requirements for Physicians Using Telemedicine. (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Last updated 03/30/2022

Professional Boards Standards

Board of Medical Examiners

SOURCE: MT Admin Rules, Sec. 24.156.813, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

MT Board of Speech-Language Pathology

SOURCE: MT Admin Rules, Sec. 24.222.9 (Accessed Mar. 2022).

Board of Psychologists

SOURCE: MT Admin Rules Sec. 24.189.415, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

An audiologist, or speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, or audiology assistant who is licensed under and meets the requirements of this chapter may engage in telepractice telehealth in Montana without obtaining a separate or additional license from the board.

SOURCE: MT Code Annotated, Sec. 37-15-314, (Accessed Mar. 2022).

A person licensed under this title to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession may provide services by means of telehealth when the use of telehealth:

  • is appropriate for the services being provided;
  • meets the standard of care for delivery of services; and
  • complies with any administrative rules for telehealth adopted by the board that licenses the health care provider.

A board may adopt rules establishing requirements for the use of telehealth by its licensees.

SOURCE: MT Code Annotated, Sec. 37-2-305, (Accessed Mar. 2022).