Informed Consent for Telehealth Services
Telehealth includes the use of electronic communication to enable Progressive Psychiatric Consultant, LLC to deliver health care services to individuals using interactive video and data communications. Telehealth is HIPAA – secure encrypted video and abide with privacy regulations. Telehealth includes the practice of psychological heath care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, referral resources, education, and clinical data.
We are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal law that provides privacy protections and patient rights with regards to protected health information (PHI). HIPAA requires that we provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices.
Information discussed during consultation is confidential. By law, information concerning your treatment may be released only with the consent (written or verbal) of the person treated (or the person’s guardian if applicable). In the event where there is suspected child or elder abuse or an imminent danger of harm to one’s self or others, the law requires the release of confidential information. In these instances, we are required to make a report to the appropriate authorities. In addition, the courts may subpoena treatment records in certain circumstances. Any type of release of confidential information will be discussed with you.