Telebehavioral Health Standards, Guidelines, Best Practices & Other Statements**

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (January, 2015). Code of Ethics. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (2012). Code of Ethics Agence d’évaluation des technologies et des modes d’intervention en santé. (2006). Telehealth: Clinical Guidelines and Technological Standards for Telepsychiatry. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): Practice Parameter for Telepsychiatry With Children and Adolescents. Practice Parameter for Telepsychiatry With Children and Adolescents American College of Physicians (AMP) and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) (2013). Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement From the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards American Medical Association. (2000). Guidelines for Patient-Physician Electronic Mail American Medical Association. (2011). Professionalism in the Use of Social Media. American Medical Informatics Association: Guidelines for the Clinical Use of Electronic Mail with Patients American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. American Counseling Association. (1999) (2005). Code of Ethics. American Mental Health Counselors Association. (2000). Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Principle 14, Internet On-Line Counseling American Psychiatric Association. (1998) Telepsychiatry via Videoconferencing. American Psychological Association. (1997). APA Statement on Services by Telephone, Teleconferencing, and Internet, A statement by the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. American Psychological Association (2013). Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Guidelines for TeleICU Operations American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Home Telehealth Clinical Guidelines American Telemedicine Association. (2009). Evidence-Based Practice for Telemental Health American Telemedicine Association (ATA): Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2009). Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2013). Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Practice Guidelines for Live, On Demand Primary and Urgent Care American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Guidelines for TeleICU Operations American Telemedicine Association (ATA). (2014). Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations. Model Standards for Telepsychology Service Delivery Association for Counselling & Therapy Online: Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology Association of Social Work Boards: Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice Association of State Social Work Boards. (2015). Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice. Australian Psychological Society. Guidelines for Providing Psychological Services and Products Using the Internet and Telecommunications Technologies British Psychological Society. (2009). The Provision of Psychological Services via the Internet and Other Non-direct Means Canadian Psychological Association. (2006). Ethical Guidelines for Psychologists Providing Psychological Services via Electronic Media Canadian Psychological Association: Providing Psychological Services via Electronic Media Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Final Rule for Telemedicine Credentialing & Privileging Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). (2009). Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors. Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States & Americal College of Physicians: Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships: Policy Statement Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States: Model Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of the Internet in Medical Practice International Society for Mental Health Online & Psychiatric Society for Informatics. (2000). The Suggested Principles for the Online Provision of Mental Health Services. Joint Idaho Psychological Association-Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners Task Force. Guidelines for Electronic Transmission and Telepsychology in the State of Idaho National Association of Social Workers. (1999) (2008). Code of Ethics National Association of Social Workers: Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice National Association of Social Workers and Association of Social Work Boards. (2005). NASW & ASWB Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice. National Board for Certified Counselors and Center for Credentialing and Education, (2001 & 2012). The Practice of Internet Counseling. (2001) & NBCC Provision of Distance Professional Services (2012) National Board for Certified Counselors & Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. Policy Regarding The Provision of Distance Professional Services. (2012) New Zealand Psychological Psychologists Board (2011). Psychology Services Delivered Via the Internet and Other Electronic Media Ohio Psychological Association. (2010). Telepsychology Guidelines Ontario Psychological Association. (2015). Guidelines for Best Practices in Electronic Communications. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Professional Practice Standards & Guides for Telepsychiatry Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: Telehealth Brief Guide to Address Practice Issues Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (2009). Telepsychiatry Position Statement (#44).
Anthony, K. and Jamison, A. (2009). Guidelines for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy: 3nd Ed., British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Publishing Luxton, D., Nelson, E. & Maheu, M. (2016). Telemental Health Best Practices. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Johnson, D., Nagel, D. & Anthony, K. (2010). Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Disaster Mental Health. Maheu, M., McMenamin, J. (2013). Telepsychology Best Practices, In G. Koocher, J. Norcross, & B. Greene (Eds.), Psychologist’s Desk Reference (3rd edition), New York, Oxford University Press Publication. Nagal, D. & Anthony, K. (2009). Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Mental Health. Nelson, E., Duncan, A., Peacock, G., & Bui, T. (2012) School-based telemedicine and adherence to national guidelines for ADHD evaluation. Psychological Services, 9(3), 293-297. Nicholson, Ian R. (2011). New technology, old issues: Demonstrating the relevance of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists to the ever-sharper cutting edge of technology. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 52, (3), pp. 215-224. Shore, J. H., Mishkind, M. C., Bernard, J., Doarn, C. R., Bell, I. Jr., Bhatla, R.,… Maheu, M. M., … Vo, A. (2014). A lexicon of assessment and outcome measures for telemental health. Telemedicine and e-Health, 20, 282-292. doi:10.1089/tmj.2013.0357 Stretch, L.S., Nagel, D.M. & Anthony, K. (2012). Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Supervision. Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology. Vol. 3 (2). 37-45. Sude. M. (2013). Text Messaging and Private Practice. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. 35(3). pp. 211-227. Turvey, C., Coleman, M. Dennison, O., Drude, K., Goldenson, M., Hirsch, P.,… Maheu, M. (2013). Telemedicine and e-Health. 19(9), 722-730. doi:10.1089/tmj.2013.9989. Winkler, M., Flanagin, A., Chi-Lum, B., White, J., Andrews, K., Kennett, R., DeAngelis, C. & Musacchio, R. (2000). Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the Internet. Journal of the American Medical Association, March 22/29, 283(12), pp. 1600-1606.
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