Psychiatric Telemedicine: State Needs to Address Psychiatric Physicians’ Shortage

This article outlines the immense need for Psychiatrists across the US and the importance of telemedicine’s potential to address this need. It describes various problems with the use of telemedicine for Psychiatry. One of which, is the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, federal law that restricts the prescription of controlled substances through the internet without an in-person medical evaluation. Although this law does not apply to a narrow definition of ‘telemedicine’, in some states the telemedicine practice does not apply within the legal definition causing problems.

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