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36-3605 - Health care providers; determination of telehealth medium
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36-3605. Health care providers; determination of telehealth medium
Consistent with the best practice guidelines adopted by the telehealth advisory committee on telehealth best practices established by section 36-3607, a health care provider shall make a good faith effort in determining both of the following:
1. Whether a health care service should be provided through telehealth instead of in person. The health care provider shall use the health care provider's clinical judgment in considering whether the nature of the services necessitates physical interventions and close observation and the circumstances of the patient, including diagnosis, symptoms, history, age, physical location and access to telehealth.
2. The communication medium of telehealth and, whenever reasonably practicable, the telehealth communication medium that allows the health care provider to most effectively assess, diagnose and treat the patient. Factors the health care provider may consider in determining the communication medium include the patient's lack of access to or inability to use technology or limits in telecommunication infrastructure necessary to support interactive telehealth encounters.