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

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Tracy Gunter

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Indiana University School of Medicine

Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - School of Medicine

Nicolas Terry

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: January 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gunter, Tracy and Srinivasaraghavan, Jagannathan and Terry, Nicolas P., Misinformed Regulation of Electronic Medicine is Unfair to Responsible Telepsychiatry (January 2003). Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Volume 31, Number 1, pp 10-14 (2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2428287

Tracy Gunter

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Indiana University School of Medicine ( email )

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Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - School of Medicine

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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
United States

Nicolas P. Terry (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 W. New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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