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10.32.05.00.htm 10.32.05.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS Chapter 05 Telehealth Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-903, 14-205, 14-301, and 14-601, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.32.05.01.htm 10.32.05.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the practice of medicine using telehealth as an adjunct to, or replacement for, in-person patient visits.
10.32.05.02.htm 10.32.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Asynchronous” means not occurring at the same time.. 2) “In-person” means within the physical presence of the patient.. 3) “Interpretive services” means reading and analyzing images, tracings, or specimens through telehealth or giving interpretations based on visual, auditory, thermal, or ultrasonic patterns or other patterns as may evolve wit4) “Remote patient monito
10.32.05.03.htm 10.32.05.03. 03 Licensure.. Except as specified in Health Occupations Article, §14-302, Annotated Code of Maryland, a telehealth practitioner may practice telehealth if one or both of the following occurs:A. The individual practicing telehealth is physically located in Maryland; or. B. The patient is in Maryland..
10.32.05.04.htm 10.32.05.04. 04 Specific Telehealth Requirements.. A. Before performing telehealth services, a telehealth practitioner shall develop and follow a procedure to:1) Verify the identification of the patient receiving telehealth services;. 2) Except for interpretive services, obtain oral or written acknowledgement from a patient or person in interest as defined by Health-General Article, §4-301(m) Annotated Code of Maryland, to perform telehealth services;
10.32.05.05.htm 10.32.05.05. 05 Patient Evaluation.. A. A telehealth practitioner shall perform a synchronous, audio-visual patient evaluation adequate to establish diagnoses and identify underlying conditions or contraindications to recommended treatment options before providing treatment or prescribing medication.B. Subject to Regulation .06 of this chapter, the requirements of §A of this regulation do not apply to:1) Interpretive services where a prior patient evaluation was performed by another provider;.
10.32.05.06.htm 10.32.05.06. 06 Standard Related to Telehealth.. A. A telehealth practitioner shall be held to the same standards of practice and documentation as those applicable in in-person health care settings.B. A telehealth practitioner may not treat a patient or prescribe medication based solely on an online questionnaire.C. A telehealth practitioner may not prescribe opioids for the treatment of pain through telehealth except if the patient is in a health care facility as defined in Health-Gen
10.32.05.07.htm 10.32.05.07. 07 Telehealth Practitioner Discipline.. A. The Board shall use the same standards in evaluating and investigating a complaint about and in disciplining a licensee who practices telehealth as it would use for a licensee who does not use telehealth technology in the licensee’s practice.B. The failure of a telehealth practitioner to comply with Regulation .04, .05, or .06 of this chapter shall constitute unprofessional conduct.
10.32.05.9999.htm 10.32.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1995) ―. Regulations .01―07, Telemedicine, repealed and new Regulations .01―07, Telehealth, adopted effective August 12, 2019 (46:16 Md. R. 688)
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