Telehealth Training


Health care professionals, including licensed dentists and credentialed dental staff, are now required to obtain telehealth training if providing clinical telehealth services. RCW 43.70.495 tasked the Collaborative for the Advancement of Telemedicine (collaborative) with designing a training program to teach health care professionals about telemedicine and proper billing.

Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 6061 passed in  2020 amended the law to require health care professionals who provide clinical services through telemedicine to complete the telemedicine training designed by the collaborative or an alternative telemedicine training, as defined by RCW 43.70.495 (4)(a), beginning January 1, 2021. If a health care professional completes training, they must sign and retain an attestation. The law does not apply to allopathic or osteopathic physicians.

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission encourages dentists and dental staff to take required training as soon as possible but no later than June 30, 2021, in order to be informed and current on state and federal laws, liability, informed consent and other information made available through these trainings.

Learn more about the different training options available and access additional resources on the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative Training page. Complete the free and publicly available telemedicine training on this website: Washington State Healthcare Professional Telemedicine Training.