Legal and Ethical Overview of Telehealth in Schools - Virginia CLC
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Published Date: October 22, 2020

Legal and Ethical Overview of Telehealth in Schools

In the rapid transition to providing remote online school services, the focus was on getting services to students. The initial transition has passed and it is time to reflect on the best way to provide school services. This requires reviewing basic of videoconferencing and confirming that student privacy and confidentiality is ensured. Professionals will need to be competent in creating adequate passwords to accounts and that data is fully encrypted. In addition, informed consent needs to be scrutinized to make sure it covers unique aspects of digital service delivery to students.

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