Behavioral Health Providers
*Published March 27, 2020* Health care providers licensed in states other than Wisconsin may be temporarily credentialed to provide telehealth services to patients within Wisconsin IF the health care provider applies to the department for a temporary credential within 30 days of beginning to provide services AND is licensed without restrictions in their state AND has applied for a permanent credential granted by the department or an examining board, as applicable.
- If the practitioner is providing health care services ONLY during the COVID-19 national public health emergency or during the 30 days immediately after the national emergency ends, a temporary credential granted under this section to the health care provider expires 30 days after the national emergency ends. A practitioner providing services only during the COVID-19 national public health emergency or in the 30 days after the emergency need not have applied for a permanent credential granted by the department or an examining board.
*proposed update* Psychology Examining Board: Defines telehealth; specify that psychologists must hold a Wisconsin license to diagnose and treat patients in Wisconsin. However, during the PHE, the requirement to hold a Wisconsin license is overridden by legislative action to allow temporary cross-state practice.
Wisconsin Behavioral Health Professional Licensure Compacts
EXPIRED: Temporary COVID-19 Policies (WI Behavioral Health)
EXPIRED MAY 12: According to Governor’s executive order:
- Physicians providing telemedicine to patients in WI must have a valid and current license from WI, another state, or Canada
- An individual credentialed by the MPSW Examining Board or authorized to practice in Wisconsin under PHEO #16 or Act 185 §105 (6) may provide treatment to individuals physically located in Wisconsin via telehealth so long as the treatment is within provider’s scope of practice