communication platforms have emerged rapidly and present possibilities for psychiatrists and patients to connect and interact
remotely. This communication endeavor may be beneficial in some instances, but also presents legal issues, such as obtaining
appropriate licensure, prescribing restrictions, and clinical concerns, such as meeting the standard of care for each patient.
Psychiatrists must take into consideration these before undertaking such an endeavor. Psychiatrists often are unaware of the
legal implications of continuing to treat a patient who may have moved to another state where the psychiatrist is not licensed,
as well as clinical implications, including difficulties in assessing the patient’s clinical status, the ability to
see the patient in person, being able to assist the patient in a timely manner in case of a crisis. Psychiatrists are also
unaware of the significant restrictions on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine under the Controlled Substances
Vanderpool, MBA, JD – Speaker, Planner, and Reviewer
Ms. Vanderpool does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests
D. Cash, JD, LLM, ARM – Speaker and Planner
Mr. Cash has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
attending this live seminar, attendees will be able to:
Recognize and address potential legal hurdles in telemedicine, including
Discuss the importance of utilizing an appropriate telemedicine platform, and the significant consequences
of failing to do so
Understand the clinical hurdles in telepsychiatry practice
· Identify the factors that evidence
the standard of care in telepsychiatry
Utilize methods for maximizing patient care and minimizing risk exposure during the telemedicine encounter.
federal and state prohibitions on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine
Professional Risk Management
Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS,
Inc.) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should
claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts
Inc. does not accept financial support from commercial interests for CME activities.
Method of Participation
Physicians must attend
the live activity and complete a Post Activity Learning Assessment Tool and Credit Application form in order to receive a
Time to Complete
hours, exclusive of breaks
purpose of this activity is to provide general information on risk management issues. The information presented does
not constitute legal advice.