The new American Telemedicine Association guidelines for practicing via the Internet have now been released. You’ll find them at the ATA website, called, Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services.
This document contains requirements, recommendations, or actions that are identified by text containing the keywords “shall,” “should,” or “may.” “Shall” indicates a required action whenever feasible and practical under local conditions. These indications are found in bold throughout the document. “Should” indicates an optimal recommended action that is particularly suitable, without mentioning or excluding others. “May” indicates additional points that may be considered to further optimize the telemental healthcare process.
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