(a)  As used in these Rules in this Chapter the term "face-to-face supervision" shall mean both in-person supervision, where the supervisor and supervisee meet in person at the same physical location, and electronic means of face‐to‐face interaction without meeting in person.

(b)  The face‐to‐face supervision shall be live, interactive, and visual. Video or other technology may be used so long as it is real time and involves verbal and visual interaction for the entire session. The face‐to‐face supervision shall maintain the confidentiality of the communication as it relates to the identifying information regarding patients/clients.

(c)  When a supervisor and supervisee are deciding whether to meet in person or through electronic medium, they shall consider factors such as:

(1)           whether reports or evaluations will be reviewed and whether that can be done through use of electronic medium;

(2)           whether the supervisory relationship is recently established; or

(3)           whether there are concerns that are better addressed in person.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.136(f); 90‑270.139; 90-270.143;

Eff. September 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1997; January 1, 1986; August 1, 1984;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2021.