Telepsychiatry: Critical dimensions for forensic services

Thomas W. Miller, Deborah C. Burton, Kelly Hill, Ginny Luftman, Lane J. Veltkemp, Marion Swope

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The use of telepsychiatry technology and services has gained attention among legal and clinical practitioners. In the current article, telepsychiatry is defined, and an innovative model of telepsychiatry care delivery that is in use in a child and adolescent forensic evaluation clinic is examined. Critical factors specific to forensics services are examined, as are those specific to telepsychiatry, including transmission mode, privacy and confidentiality, expense, quality of care, face-to-face versus video transmission, user satisfaction, and liability concerns in the use of telepsychiatry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-546
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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