SAMHSA-Sponsored Telebehavioral Health Webinar Is Now Available
On the 21st of August 2018, the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) was invited to offer a free Telebehavioral Health webinar focused on the legal and ethical issues for the telebehavioral health providers. The hosting parties were the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Behavioral Health Information Technology and Standards (BHITS) initiative.
The TBHI Faculty oversees the development and delivery of telemental health and telebehavioral health training and certification to professional clinicians worldwide. TBHI focuses on legal and ethical risk management related to the use of technologies to better serve behavioral health clients and patients.
Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know
We are happy to provide a free link for you to view the presentation here:
Are you a provider of behavioral health services, but are interested in expanding to telebehavioral health? Do you already use telebehavioral health but are unsure of some of the legal, ethical or technical issues?
As telebehavioral health becomes more widespread, providers will need to become aware of several issues that govern the successful provision of online services. Webinar participants will learn about the important legal issues that relate to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality); ethical issues (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing); clinical issues (e.g., assessment/screening, boundaries/telepresence, handling emergencies); technical issues (e.g., technology/platform choices, cybersecurity, handling repairs); and other related information.