Telehealth Guidelines and Policies

Key Considerations in the Practice of Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry:

This powerpoint presents key points on for practicing telepsychiatry from technical concerns to treatment. This document is serving as the basis for the revision of the practice parameter.

Clinical Update for Telepsychiatry with Children and Adolescents
This October 2017 Clinical Update reviews the use of telepsychiatry to deliver psychiatric, mental health, and care coordination services to children and adolescents across settings as direct service and in collaboration with primary care providers or other clinicians.

Facts for Families: Telepsychiatry and Your Child
This document is part of the AACAP Facts for Families series written for families and youth addressing questions they may have about treatment using Telepsychiatry.

The American Telemedicine Association has also prepared several publications to aid physicians interested in telehealth practice.

Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services:
These guidelines were published in 2013 to provide principles for telemental health services provided over desktop, or consumer-grade, videoconferencing using downloaded software.
http://www.americantelemed.org/docs/default-source/standards/practice-guidelines-for-video-based-online-mental-health-services.pdf?sfvrsn=6

Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health:
These guidelines were published in 2009 to provide principles for telemental health services provided over standards-grade videoconferencing using point-to-point connectivity.
http://www.americantelemed.org/resources/standards/ata-standards-guidelines/videoconferencing-based-telemental-health

ATA Standards and Guidelines. The American Telemedicine Association has published a series of guidelines regarding telehealth practice.
http://www.americantelemed.org/resources/standards/ata-standards-guidelines