As printed on the American Psychological Association website in August of 2013, the Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology “are designed to address the developing area of psychological service provision commonly known as telepsychology. The expanding role of technology in the provision of psychological services and the continuous development of new technologies that may be useful in the practice of psychology present unique opportunities, considerations and challenges to practice. With the advancement of technology and the increased number of psychologists using technology in their practices, these telepsychology guidelines have been prepared to educate and guide them.” Get clear about how these APA guidelines compare with those published by the American Telemedicine Association (May, 2013) by attending our 2-part webinar series on September 18 and October 14, 2013. You’ll walk away with a clear picture of what to do and how to proceed with confidence. See this webinar description page for details. Meanwhile, your reactions to the APA guidelines are invited below. Do you find them helpful? Are you confident that you now can proceed in developing your telepractice?
Advanced Telehealth Legal Issues – Best Practices and Informed Consent
If you are unsure of the legal and ethical issues that are fundamental to solid telehealth practice, this on-demand intensive will give you the essentials of practice guidelines published by the leading professional associations. Settings, patient education, verbal agreements, dealing with family members, authentication, practice management, record keeping, HIPAA compliance, emergency backup and other fundamental issues will be covered. You will also receive an “informed consent” template along with a “Library of 50 telehealth legal clauses to review with your legal counsel to fully protect all parties involved in your telehealth practices.