Kaiser Family Foundation: Rise in Use of Mental Health Apps Raises New Policy Issues 

During the PHE, many federal and state health care requirements were waived in an attempt to expand access to digital behavioral health services such as mental health apps. This Issue Brief looks at how federal PHE waivers may have expanded use of mental health apps and some of the policy issues concerning the continued use and promotion of mental health apps post-PHE. Topics highlighted include privacy, standards for prescribing of controlled substances via telehealth, among others.