In accordance with the Public Health Emergency Powers Act, La. R.S. 29:760, et seq., the Governor of the State of Louisiana has emergency powers to deal with public health. In response to this announcement, the LPC Board called an emergency meeting and rescinded the teletherapy regulation to prepare for public health needs. As we all continue to monitor the situation very closely, the board will continue to work to best serve the needs of the public. Furthermore, the emails and additional concerns board staff received over the last few days will be reviewed and discussed at the next board meeting, Friday, March 20th, 2020. Additional information will be released after the meeting. Thank you for your service and commitment to the citizens of Louisiana.