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Emergency Care - If you are experiencing an emergency and need to talk to someone immediately, call 911, a telephone crisis line, or go to the nearest emergency room. I must emphasize that I am not a crisis counselor. If you would like to communicate your emergency to me, that is fine but we will discuss it during our next scheduled appointment. If I am out of town, I will provide you with a therapist name and number of whom you may call in the case that you need to speak with a therapist. By initialing here, you agree to consent your information to this therapist as a temporary means of coping with an emergency.

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Definition of Telehealth: Telehealth involves the use of electronic communications to enable Kathy Gray to connect with individuals using live interactive video and audio communications. Telehealth includes the practice of psychological health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, referral to resources, education, and the transfer of medical and clinical data.

I understand that I have the rights with respect to telehealth:

1. The laws that protect the confidentiality of my personal information that I have already signed also apply to telehealth. Copy of our Office Policies and Therapeutic Informed Consent can be provided.

2. I understand that I have the right to withhold or withdraw my consent to the use of telehealth in the course of my care at any time, without affecting my right to future care or treatment.

3. I understand that there are risks and consequences from telehealth, including, but not limited to, the possibility, despite reasonable efforts on the part of the counselor, that: the transmission of my personal information could be disrupted or distorted by technical failures, the transmission of my personal information could be interrupted by unauthorized persons, and/or the electronic storage of my personal information could be unintentionally lost or accessed by unauthorized persons. Achieve Fulfillment utilizes secure, encrypted HIPAA compliant audio/video transmission software to deliver telehealth via ReGroup.

4. By signing this document, I agree that certain situations, including emergencies and crises, are inappropriate for audio-/video-/computer-based psychotherapy services. If I am in crisis or in an emergency, I should immediately call 9-1-1 or seek help from a hospital or crisis-oriented health care facility in my immediate area.

Informed Consent for Telehealth Services Cont.

Patient Consent to the Use of Telehealth:

I have read and understand the information provided above regarding telehealth, have discussed it with my counselor, and all of my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I have read this document carefully and understand the risks and benefits related to the use of telehealth services and have had my questions regarding the procedure explained.

I hereby give my informed consent to participate in the use of telehealth services for treatment under the terms described herein. By my signature below, I hereby state that I have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this document.

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