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Restraint and Seclusion - Telemedicine (BHC)

Is the use of a telemedicine link allowed for use by the LIP who conducts the in-person evaluation of an individual in restraint or seclusion?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

No. A telemedicine link does not fulfill the in-person requirement for the evaluation by a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) of the individual in restraint or seclusion. The evaluation must be in-person (face-to-face) and completed by the LIP primarily responsible for the ongoing care, treatment, or services of the individual served, or his or her LIP designee, or other LIP.
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Care Treatment and Services CTS
First published date: August 07, 2020 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on November 01, 2021

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