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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?

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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.
Last updated on August 07, 2020
Manual: Behavioral Health
Chapter: Care Treatment and Services CTS

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