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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

Public Hearing

On February 16, 2018, the Board of Mental Health Practice (“Board”) voted to adopt as an initial proposal Mhp 401.02(e)-(h) pdf file, relative to license renewal requirements. The Board will be holding a public hearing on this initial proposal on May 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Office of Professional Licensure & Certification, 121 S. Fruit Street, Concord, NH 03301. Interested persons may submit comments on this proposal orally at the hearing. The Board will also accept written testimony on these proposed rules until May 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Written testimony may be submitted c/o Attorney Robert J. Lamberti, Jr., via regular mail at the address above or electronically at: robert.lambertijr@oplc.nh.gov.

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

The Board of Mental Health Practice has a vacancy for a Public Member. Those interested in the position should contact the board administrator, Kelly Martin at 603-271-2702 or kelly.martin@oplc.nh.gov.

The Board of Mental Health Practice administrative staff is currently undergoing changes and new systems with online licensing are being implemented with OPLC Boards, at this time. Please understand there may be delays in processing over the next 30 days while these changes occur. We appreciate your patience during this transition. Thank you.

Mhp 402.01 (d) was adopted by the Board on January 15, 2016 and reads as follows:

At least 3 of the 40 CEU's shall be completed in accordance with RSA 330-A:10,XIV and shall be from Category A.

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