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Mental Health Practice

Welcome to the Board of Mental Health Practice.

The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice has been established to identify for the public, quality healthcare professionals through a system of licensure standards of practice, continuing competency and regulatory oversight.

The Board's mission is to assure that the services provided by mental health professionals are effective and of a quality consistent with the standard of care within the mental health profession, and to safeguard the mental health consumer against harm which may be caused by unqualified, impaired or unlicensed practitioners. We are charged with maintaining the integrity of the following disciplines:

  • Pastoral psychotherapists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Clinical mental health counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists

Out-of-State Practice

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:

Out-of-State Practice

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 https://nhlicenses.nh.gov/verification.

Board News

Public Comment Hearing

On March 16, 2018, the NH Board of Mental Health Practice voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Mhp 402.01(g) pdf file. The Board will be holding a public comment hearing on this proposal on March 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

Contact

Kelly L. Martin, Administrator
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 303
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 271-2702 (phone)
(603) 271-6702 (fax)

kelly.martin@oplc.nh.gov


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152