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Continuity of care remains a challenge for college students who may travel between home and school. Telepsychiatry provides an opportunity to ensure the continuity of care for students who go away to school.
Psychiatrists treating college students via telepsychiatry should be sure to practice within their scope of practice and using the same standard of care as they would in-person; if the patient requires treatment beyond their scope of practice, the psychiatrist should refer them to another provider.
The practice of medicine occurs where the patient is located, and so appropriate state licensure laws must be followed; during COVID-19, however, many states have temporarily waived this requirement, so psychiatrists should be sure to check with the respective state's department of health or board of medicine.
If the patient is located in another state, psychiatrists should check with their malpractice carrier to be sure that they're covered.