Advanced Telehealth: The Challenges and Solutions of Ethics and Risk Management in a New Age
Guest Speaker - Dr. Marlene Maheu
June 4, 2021 11 am - 3:30 pm MST
4 CE credits Awarded
The pandemic challenged clinicians to quickly adapt to telehealth and learn about the legal and ethical obligations of practicing online. Now, because of the convenience and increased accessibility for many clients to mental health services, many clinicians are considering permanently incorporating telehealth as part of their ongoing practice. Additionally, many health insurance companies seem to be considering the benefits of letting telehealth codes continue to be used as the option increases accessibility for many in need. This program is intended to be an advanced discussion about the clinical, legal, and risk management issues that clinicians have encountered in telehealth and is intended to be responsive to participants' current concerns as we enter the next stage of telebehavioral health.
In this intermediate/advanced program, participants will be able to:
Identify hybrid models of telehealth and in-person practice.
Outline advanced clinical, legal, and ethical issues involved in telehealth client selection and in ongoing practice.
Describe what has happened with COVID and what is likely to happen with telehealth billing after the national emergency.
About the Speaker:
As the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Dr. Maheu has served on a dozen professional association committees to assist with developing telehealth standards, guidelines, and other consensus documents. She has published 43 book chapters and journal articles as well as 5 professional books related to telehealth practice. Dr. Maheu is a consultant, researcher, author, and trainer who has served more than 46,000 professionals from 109 countries.
Activity Format: Zoom Lecture. Zoom usage and participation will be used to verify attendance. You must properly sign into Zoom in order to receive credit. Partial credit and refunds will not be given. You must attend the entire lecture and pass an assessment to receive continuing education credit. Though only the Board of Psychologists can make the determination if it will meet the ethics requirement, the program's objectives are designed to focus on advanced legal and ethical issues in telehealth.
Dr. Maheu serves as the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, LLC, where she oversees professional training in telebehavioral health via an eLearning platform that has served behavioral clinicians.
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