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Chapter 8: An Overview of Practicing High Quality Telepsychiatry
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

Currently regulatory constraints, such as licensure, in-person examination requirements, and prescribing requirements pose significant barriers to the widespread adoption of telepsychiatry. The seven steps to implementing a telepsychiatry practice are discussed.

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Chapter 8: Legal Aspects of Teleanalyisis in the United States
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

This chapter covers teleanalysis and standard of care, legal aspects of technology, professional standards of practice, and ethical guidelines.

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Chapter 13: Risks of Harm to the Forensic Expert: The Legal Perspective
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

The chapter addresses the professional liability of psychiatrists (malpractice litigation as well as discipline by the licensing board or professional association) for harm alleged in forensic work – specifically, performing independent medical evaluations (IMEs) and providing expert witness testimony.

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Chapter 12: Professional Liability in Psychiatric Practice
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

This chapter discusses professional liability in the general practice of psychiatry, including lawsuits and licensing board complaints. Also covered is professional liability exposure when providing forensic services, such as IMEs and expert witness testimony.

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Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Issues in Providing Mental Health Disability Evaluations
Contributor and Co-Editor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

Mental health professionals conducting disability evaluations should understand what aspects of this practice present liability risks and how to effectively manage these risks to decrease the possibility that they may inadvertently engage in practices that create liability. Current case law decisions are discussed which define areas of risk and assist clinicians in managing that risk.

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Chapter 61: Forensic Issues (co-authored with Roskes)
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS)

Inmates are the only Americans with the constitutional right to medical care. Professional liability for treating patients in correctional settings, prisons and jails, is discussed.

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Chapter 13: Relief from Disabilities: Firearm Rights Restoration for Persons Under Mental Health Prohibitions
Contributor: Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD (VP, Risk Management, PRMS) with Liza Gold, MD

This chapter discussed the state and federal firearm legislation and relief from mental health disabilities (prohibitions on gun ownership).

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