Telehealth for minors

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Cerebral Treated a 17-Year-Old Without His Parents’ Consent. They Found Out the Day He Died

 

Telehealth startup Cerebral had software that could verify customer IDs but didn’t use it to check birth dates and other details, a policy that resulted in some minors being treated without parental consent, according to former employees and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

 

An internal memo reviewed by the Journal described the software ID check as an impediment to customer retention when Cerebral was trying to quickly enroll tens of thousands of customers for mental-health treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic. The company used software to capture selfies of patients but relied on clinicians to verify details such as ages during 30-minute video chats.

 

“We have provided much-needed care to hundreds of thousands of patients, many of whom would not have had access to critical mental-health support without Cerebral’s telemental health services,” Cerebral said in a statement. It added that it has tested different ways to verify IDs in its registration process, but has always met legal requirements.

 

Anthony Kroll signed up for Cerebral in December and uploaded his Missouri intermediate driver’s license showing he was 17. Missouri law prohibits clinicians from providing mental-health treatment to people under 18 without parental consent. 

 

Anthony told a Cerebral clinician he had suicidal thoughts, and she prescribed him an antidepressant that carries a warning label for adolescents, according to medical records reviewed by the Journal. Cerebral didn’t notify his family. 

 

His parents, Wendi and Todd Kroll, said they didn’t know their son was suicidal or was seeking mental-health treatment. “I had no idea he was even on [medication] until the day he died,” Mrs. Kroll said, adding that she found the pill bottle at their home a few hours before her son died by suicide.

 

 

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靈妹妹,我覺得你可能會感興趣這個topic,今天早上我正好在查這個,晚上看到了這篇minor 死了的報道 -kirn- 給 kirn 發送悄悄話 kirn 的博客首頁 kirn 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 09/29/2022 postreply 20:35:42

這是精神科的。對於精神科,covid以來,很多tele psychiatry看病人。具體年齡限製,估計各個州規定都不一樣 -妖妖靈- 給 妖妖靈 發送悄悄話 妖妖靈 的博客首頁 妖妖靈 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 09/29/2022 postreply 20:46:55

哎,醫療係統在壓力下變形,最後前線醫生和病人都在承受苦難。 -楓林曉- 給 楓林曉 發送悄悄話 楓林曉 的博客首頁 楓林曉 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 09/29/2022 postreply 21:47:55

聽說現在不少申請精神專科,因為可以不直接接觸病人,用tele psychiatry看病。但因病人的特殊性,不容易 -妖妖靈- 給 妖妖靈 發送悄悄話 妖妖靈 的博客首頁 妖妖靈 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 09/30/2022 postreply 21:04:08

那麽在未來這就是可以被AI取代的職業了 -移花接木- 給 移花接木 發送悄悄話 移花接木 的博客首頁 移花接木 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 10/01/2022 postreply 13:34:52

如果AI診斷錯了,AI不用負責任:) -妖妖靈- 給 妖妖靈 發送悄悄話 妖妖靈 的博客首頁 妖妖靈 的個人群組 (0 bytes) () 10/01/2022 postreply 15:19:38

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