Misinformed Regulation of Electronic Medicine is Unfair to Responsible Telepsychiatry
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Volume 31, Number 1, pp 10-14 (2003)
5 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2014
Date Written: January 2003
Telepsychiatry is an established, effective component of modern mental health care. Recent legal developments designed to control the growth of more controversial practices, such as issuing prescriptions over the internet, may have chilling effects on the continued provision of responsible telepsychiatry. Generalized increases in regulation of technology in medicine must be resisted when they deter, or create disciplinary traps, for conscientious practitioners using technology in responsible practice without reliance on physical presence.
Keywords: telepsychiatry, regulation, disincentive
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