Are you confused about the informed consent process for telemental health? Join Dr. Marlene Maheu as she gives an overview of informed consent for telemental health. Learn the 14 essential points to include for risk management.
Whether you are practicing telepsychiatry, telepsychology, online therapy, distance counseling or any other form of behavioral telehealth, a proper informed consent protects both you and your client/patient. Conducted properly, it offers you one of the best risk management procedures available anywhere for telepractice.
As a webinar attendee, you will receive clear and concise answers to these questions:
* Which 5 key points does the American Telemedicine Association and other leading associations suggest you include in your IC agreement for TMH?
* What must you do if you violate your client or patient’s privacy and what might you tell them in your IC process to prepare them for such an occurrence?
* Why and how can you obtain informed consent when soliciting email contact through an online directory service?
* How should you use your informed consent process as an aid for handling emergencies?
* How do privacy and security laws (HIPAA/HITECH Act in the US) impact what you put in your informed consent document?
* What should you mention in your informed consent when you work from your home or other non-traditional setting?
* What do you need to include in your informed consent document when your client is in an unsupervised setting, such as their home?
* How can you document that your informed consent an ongoing process in your treatment plan?