It is important to understand that there are additional procedures that are necessary to have in place specific to Telehealth. These are for your safety in the case of an emergency and are as follows:
- You understand that if you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts, experiencing psychotic symptoms, or are in a crisis that we cannot resolve remotely, I may determine that a higher level of care is necessary and that Telehealth Services are not appropriate.
- You understand that you are required to identify and provide information for at least one Emergency Contact Person who may be contacted on your behalf in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
It will be required that either you or I verify that your Emergency Contact Person is willing and able to go to your location should an emergency situation ever arise. Additionally, if at any time, either you or I determine that it is necessary, the identified individual should be willing and able to take you to the hospital.
New York State Law requires that you be in the State of New York at the time of service. As such, it is imperitive that you notify me should you ever decide to conduct sessions in a location other than originally indicated.