Welcome to PSV
The Psychiatric Society of Virginia is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association. The Psychiatric Society of Virginia (PSV) is a professional medical organization that represents psychiatric physicians statewide. PSV focuses its efforts on advocacy of mental health issues, the advancement of psychiatry, and service to the community. Our vision is to achieve full access to the highest quality care for all Virginians in order to promote mental health and minimize psychiatric disability in the Commonwealth.
News and Announcements
APA and ePrescribing
In response to rapidly changing state laws and policies by national pharmacy chains requiring electronic prescribing, APA’s Department of Practice Management and Delivery Systems Policy has updated the e-Prescribing section of APA’s website. One of the resources you’ll find is the MD Toolbox, which offers an interactive map of the United States; just click on a state to learn the applicable laws and regulations around eRx in that state, to see whether your physicians are now required to e-prescribe. The updated web site and associated resources can be found here.
New Cybersecurity Resources
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued new cybersecurity resources to manage threats and protect patients, including resources for small healthcare organizations. The resources include:
- Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients - Reviews five current threats (phishing attacks, ransomware attacks, loss/theft of equipment/data, insider, accidental or intentional data loss, and attacks against medical devices) and presents practices to mitigate those threats.
- Technical Volume 1: Cybersecurity Practices for Small Health Care Organizations
- Technical Volume 2: Cybersecurity Practices for Medium and Large Health Care Organizations
- Resources and Templates
The Importance of Termination of the Treatment Relationship
A white paper on the importance of termination of the treatment relationship by PRMS
Click here to view