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Legality and Ethics of Telemental Health in Mississippi

In Mississippi, the legality and ethics of telemental health are governed by a framework that seeks to balance accessibility with patient welfare. The state requires mental health professionals to adhere to stringent standards outlined by the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, ensuring practitioners are licensed and qualified to provide remote services. Additionally, adherence to federal regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is mandatory to safeguard patient privacy and confidentiality. Ethical considerations in telemental health encompass issues like informed consent, boundary management, and cultural competence, demanding practitioners to diligently navigate these complexities.

This course will award 3 continuing education hours.

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