State-by-State Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Effective March 17, 2020: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enforcing certain regulations issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, to protect the privacy and security of protected health information, namely the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules (the HIPAA Rules). OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for non-compliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. Please read the entire OCR Notification of Enforcement Discretion.

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AMFTRB is aware of the concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Protecting the health and well-being of our candidates is our highest priority which is why we will continue to proactively monitor the impact of the virus and take precautionary measures that are appropriate.

Prometric — For the most part, concerns surrounding COVID-19 will relate to the Prometric Test Centers. For an update on precautionary measures that Prometric is taking at the Test Centers please go to the Prometric Update.

PTC — Measures that have been instituted by Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), AMFTRB’s testing vendor, can be found here.

State Policies — As all jurisdictions emerge from the temporary orders that were ordered due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, it is the candidate’s responsibility to check their state board or jurisdiction’s website for the most current rules and regulations, and temporary emergency orders. 

For general information concerning COVID-19 you can visit the websites maintained by the following organizations:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The World Health Organization (WHO)