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Telehealth: 7 Legal & Ethical Tips for Best Practices

12-05-2017 10:05 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: TeleMental Health Institute Inc.

13th December 2017, San Diego, CA - Get the facts. For two decades, practitioners have been left to their own devices to read and interpret their state rules and regulations with respect to telemental health, online therapy, e-therapy, distance counseling, telepsychology, telepsychiatry, tele-nursing and now, telebehavioral health. Based on multiple reports issued by the Institute of Medicine in the United States, telebehavioral health competencies are needed to clarify best practices for the clinician who simply wants to know what to do to manage risk and be assured of full legal and ethical compliance.

As lead author on the article related to the CTiBS TBH competencies, Dr. Maheu will describe 7 simple steps to applying telebehavioral competencies to both the average practitioner as well as to the group practice, clinic, agency or hospital administrator. This webinar will give you clear and concise ways to easily integrate legal and ethical telebehavioral health best practices. Dr. Maheu explains, “It’s quite simple and straightforward, but most clinicians working online today have no clue that competencies exist. Many still believe that no laws or ethics codes exist, either. They couldn’t be more wrong. She added, “Licensing boards and professional associations are systematically enforcing the law and making examples of professionals who are practicing in ways that are illegal and unethical. In this webinar, we’ll help clinicians, researchers and students better understand what is expected.

Internationally recognized telehealth expert, Marlene Maheu, Ph.D., is scheduled to present this 1-hour update on telemental health / telebehavioral health practice webinar titled, “Telehealth: 7 Legal & Ethical Tips for Best Practices.” The webinar will be broadcast Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific.

Learning Objectives:

Name at least 7 telebehavioral competency practice areas that have both evidence-based and immediate reimbursement potential

List 3 complex dilemmas that can be easily addressed with adequate professional training

Intelligently discuss jurisdictional issues related to practicing both within one state of licensure and over state lines

Event Details:
Where: 100% Online
When: December 13th from 2pm-3pm Eastern (Also fully recorded and available 24/7 after the event for your convenience.)
What: Live & recorded event includes event access, presentation slides, and handout
Cost: $35 (includes 1-CE Hour)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute’s faculty have been pioneering telebehavioral health training for over twenty years. Dr. Marlene Maheu, its founder, has written four textbooks in telebehavioral health and is recognized as one of the leading experts in U.S. and Canadian licensure for telepractice. She is the originator of the Online Clinical Practice Model (OCPM) for ethical telemental health, telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling and online therapy (telepractice). As a world-class leader in the field, she offers practical strategies, straightforward solutions and the hands-on wisdom that only develops through time and focus. When you attend this webinar, you’ll sense her passion, good humor and wisdom about how you can immediately start leveraging the power of the Internet to access new clients/patients, specialize in serving your preferred populations and reduce your overhead.

This is relevant to:
Psychiatrists, Internists, Pediatricians, Gerontologists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists
Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Analysts, Substance Use Professionals
CEOs, COOs, Administrators, Billing & Coding Staff

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) specializes in behavioral telehealth startup consultation, professional training and staffing. TMHI is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth and mhealth. TBHI’s team of experienced consultants can help with planning, reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staff development/placement. Job opportunities are also being developed for enterprising trainees who want to work with known employers using legal, ethical and evidence-based models. TBHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space. Contact:

1876 Horse Creek Road
Cheyenne Wyoming 82009

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