Part 2 of the Telemedicine/Telehealth series will focus on Telemedicine and Informed Consent. Informed consent discussions are completed at various times throughout the patient/provider relationship. They provide important protections for the provider and give patients valuable information about the services they receive. Informed consent for telemedicine is just as essential as it is in other healthcare settings. In some states, a specialized telemedicine patient informed consent is required before treatment.
If you are an employed provider of a healthcare system and have questions on this subject, please consult your organization’s risk management department for advisement as to system policy or protocol.
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