Online mental health services across state lines get easier

The Center Square reports

Gov. Tim Walz has taken executive actions to alleviate mental health and unemployment distress during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Executive Order 20-28 clears a legal path for out-of-state mental health providers to continue administering telehealth services to their patients in Minnesota. The order also waives dental, barber and cosmetology late fees and deadlines.

“I have concluded that during this peacetime emergency, qualifying out-of-state mental healthcare providers should be authorized to render aid in our State to meet the healthcare needs of Minnesotans,” Walz wrote in his order.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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