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April 2, 2020
March 31, 2020
REGISTRATION OF OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES TO PATIENTS
IN KENTUCKY DURING THE COVID-19 DECLARED STATE OF
March 6, 2020, Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a
state of emergency regarding COVID-19, a respiratory disease causing illness
that can range from very mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. On
March 30, 2020, Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150), an act
relating to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and declaring an
emergency. Regarding telehealth services
by out-of-state health care providers with a patient in this state, Section
1(4) of SB 150 provides:
Notwithstanding any state law to the contrary, during the state of emergency
declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19 on March 6, 2020, by Executive
(4) Unless specifically
prohibited or limited by federal law, a health care provider who establishes a
provider-patient relationship, regardless of whether or not the telehealth
provider has previously conducted an in-person examination or consultation or
is conducting a new patient examination or consultation, with a patient in this
state may remotely provide health care services to a patient through the use of
telemedicine at an appropriate site for both the provider and patient and in compliance
with HIPAA. Such provider must have an active unencumbered license for a health
care profession which is issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or
a possession or territory of the United States and have never been subject to
discipline by a licensing agency in any state or federal jurisdiction and never
had their license or permit for controlled substances suspended or revoked.
Such providers must register with the relevant state agency and only offer
clinically appropriate, medically necessary services. An insurer, as defined
under KRS 304.17A-005, shall provide coverage for such services that are
rendered to insureds in this state and the reimbursement rates for the service
shall not be more than for the same services delivered in-person as provided
under KRS 304.17A-138 and shall be determined between insurers and providers;
full text of SB 150 is available at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Executive
Journal website, http://web.sos.ky.gov/execjournal/enactedlegislation.aspx.
temporarily register pursuant to SB 150 with an occupational licensure board (herein
“board”) administered by the Department of Professional Licensing (herein
“DPL”) of the Public Protection Cabinet, please
This registration only applies to telehealth services, and does not allow you to provide any
The registration with DPL is only for health care providers
whose scope of practice requires licensure by the following Boards: Alcohol
& Drug Counselors; Applied Behavioral Analysts; Chiropractic Examiners;
Diabetes Educators; Dietitians & Nutritionists; Durable Medical Equipment;
Hearing Instruments Specialists; Marriage and Family Therapists; Massage
Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Ophthalmic Dispensers; Pastoral Counselors;
Podiatry; Professional Art Therapists; Professional Counselors; Prosthetics,
Orthotics & Pedorthics; Psychology [except
that a person licensed to practice psychology in another jurisdiction who has
registered or wants to register with the board per the separate notification
process in regulation 201 KAR 26:215 regarding a declared disaster should contact
that board’s administrator to use that process]; Speech-Language Pathology
The registration with DPL is NOT A LICENSE, and shall not substitute for the requirements
of applicable Kentucky law and administrative regulations to obtain a license
from one of the listed boards. Further, the registration is NOT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The registration expires
immediately when the referenced state of emergency has ceased, at which
point a registrant must immediately cease providing the telehealth services.
To register, please visit
the following site: https://oop.ky.gov/DPLServices/NewApp/Welcome.aspx. You will be required to upload the following: 1) a signed and notarized affidavit, that can
be found here; and 2) a copy of your active license.
(If you would like to request a paper
copy of the application process, please request so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, then complete the Application and Affidavit
and submit scanned copies by email to email@example.com or send the originals by mail to
Department of Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 1360, Frankfort, KY 40602. Do
not submit any documents by fax. Please note: This process is slower than
No fee is required for this temporary registration.
After we receive your application, we will communicate with
you regarding the status of the application.
You are NOT
registered until you receive a communication from us stating that you
are temporarily registered.
The purpose of the Board of Professional Counselors is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession as a professional counselor. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 335.500.
The Semi-Annual Reports are no longer be required for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates.
Online Initial and Reinstatement Applications Licensing Information:
Applicants can now submit initial and reinstatement licensing applications online for the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
- Select ‘Initial License Application’ menu option.
- Select ‘Initial License Application’ menu option.
If you are not licensed with a board at Department of Professional Licensing, applicants can apply online at https://oop.ky.gov/DPLServices/NewApp/Welcome.aspx
LPCC-S status check - Please refer to the LPCC Supervisor List by clicking LPCC-Supervisor List. If you see that you do not have a Supervision Training Expiration Date next to your name that means you are entered in the eServices system as LPCC-S certified. Please log into your eServices account and print a certificate and you will see a gold star with the letter S inside reflecting LPCC-S status.
Do you need to find a licensed person with the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors?
You can now search the Active License Directory located here that will allow you to search for a licensed individual by Board, License Type, Region and/or County.
In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here.
*Please note: Licensees have the option to publicize information or leave it unavailable. The Department of Professional Licensing believes this information will be useful and serve public protection.
Continuing Education information
All licensees are required to complete three continuing education (CE) hours on domestic violence, six hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management, and three CE hours on law. The Board considers any course sponsored or approved by one of the providers listed in 201 KAR 36:030 section 3(1) approved to meet the requirements of KRS 210.366 and 201 KAR 36:030 section 2.