Guidelines Approved for Delivery of Remote Mental Health Services
TeleMental Health Blog
The internet has been an important source of information for individuals and families since it became widely available several decades ago. But it was the availability of broadband access to the internet which has been one of the most important …
As a health care provider, I’m concerned that so many large and small websites are now offering “ask-a-doctor” type services, and claiming that their practitioners are “licensed.” I’m writing this blog to pose these questions: Does their licensure signify that …
The American Telemedicine Association has been pivotal since the election of President Obama in educating members of Congress and Senate of the facts and figures related to the substantial savings documented for decades by research using a wide variety of healthcare technologies.
Concurrently, standard ethical requirements promulgated by most professional mental health associations point to the need for professionals venturing into new areas to undertake
When people come to the website and pay their money, they really don’t have a clue who they’re really speaking to.
Telehealth and telemedicine protocols typically involve the presence of a licensed practitioner either in the room with the patient or very nearby, such as in the adjoining room.
If you are a licensed healthcare professional wanting to counsel on the Internet, you are subject to the same laws that regulate the practice of telehealth and telemedicine. Until there is a substantial change of legislation, those laws are very clear in most states that the all healthcare practitioners must be licensed in the state of residence of the patient.