e-Book: Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020

Jun 2, 2020IPS Secretariat, Publication

The full e-book report of “Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020” has now been published!

Authors: Suresh Bada Math, Narayana Manjunatha, C Naveen Kumar, Chethan Basavarajappa, BN

Publication date: May, 2020

Citation: Suresh Bada Math, Narayana Manjunatha, C Naveen Kumar, Chethan Basavarajappa, BN
Gangadhar (2020). Telepsychiatry Operational Guidelines-2020. Pub; NIMHANS, Bengaluru-560 029.
ISBN No: 978-81-945815-2-9

This report represents a collaboration between the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru and the Indian Psychiatric Society & Tele-medicine Society of India to create a resource guide in tele-psychiatry for practicing psychiatrists of India and equally beneficial for Low and Middle-Income Countries. These guidelines focus mainly on interactive videoconferencing-based psychiatry services, although Tele-medicine Practice Guidelines also recognizes Text and Audio mode of consultation.

The purpose of this guide is to give practical advice to psychiatrists so that tele-psychiatry services becomes part of normal day-to-day clinical practice. The main aim of this guide is to assist, educate and provide guidance to psychiatrists in setting up, implementation, administration and provision of tele-psychiatry services. This is not a standalone document. This guide should be used in conjunction with other national clinical standards, protocols, policies, procedures, laws, ethical regulations and the

The reader of this guide is requested to first read the Tele-medicine Practice Guidelines 2020, notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. The reader of this guide is also requested read above instruments in conjunction with other laws such as the Mental Healthcare Act 2017, The Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Information and Technology Act 2000.


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