Ethical challenges encountered in delivering behavior analytic services through teleconsultation.

Teleconsultation, or providing consultation using remote technology, is quickly becoming a new modality for service delivery in applied behavior analysis. However, its use also presents specific ethical and practical issues for the behavior analyst. Specifically, practitioners may encounter issues relating to client confidentiality and protected health information, electronic data storage and transfer, consent for services, training of non-behavior analytic staff, and maintaining beneficence and nonmaleficence when providing behavior analytic services via remote technology. In this article, we describe these ethical and practical challenges that may be encountered when providing behavior analytic services through teleconsultation and provide recommendations for how to address these challenges. The ethical and practical considerations are illustrated through case descriptions from our experience developing a teleconsultation model of services. In addition, our discussion is framed within the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s and American Psychological Association’s ethical codes as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)