NH Board of Mental Health Practice
Statement of Interpretation of Statutory Authority
Approved by the Board on February 17, 2012
In light of the recent queries posed to the Board concerning out-of-state-practice, practice via the internet, practice through the use of videoconference, and via other technologies, the Board clarifies as follows:
Pursuant to NH RSA chapter 330-A
If you are located in New Hampshire and are providing mental health services to a consumer located in another jurisdiction, you are considered to be practicing in New Hampshire and need to be licensed in this State.
If you are located in another state and are providing mental health services to a consumer located in New Hampshire, you are considered to be practicing in New Hampshire and need to be licensed in this State.
In either case, you might also be considered to be practicing in another jurisdiction. This statement is not intended to interpret the laws of any other jurisdiction.
If you are about to engage in therapy with a mental health provider in New Hampshire you would be advised to contact the Board of Mental Health Practice to check if the provider is licensed in New Hampshire (603-271-6762) or check on line at www.nhlicenses.nh.gov.