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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 Telemedicine Authority: Health Occupations Article, §14-205, 14-301, 14-601, and 14-602, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.32.05.01.htm 10.32.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the practice of medicine using telecommunication systems as an adjunct to, or replacement for, traditional face-to-face patient visits.B. This chapter does not apply to the use of an electronic means by a treating physician licensed in Maryland who is seeking consultative services of another licensed health care provider with respect to an individual patient.
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) Consultative Service.. a) "Consultative service" means a service provided by a physician for the sole purpose of offering an expert opinion or advising the treating physician about an individual patient.b) "Consultative service" does not include:. i) Decisions that direct patient care; or. ii) Interpretation of images, tracings, or specimens on a regular basis..
10.32.05.03.htm 10.32.05.03. 03 Licensure.. Except as specified in Health Occupations Article, §14-302, Annotated Code of Maryland, an individual shall be a licensed Maryland physician in order to practice telemedicine if one or both of the following occurs:A. The individual practicing telemedicine is physically located in Maryland;. B. The patient is in Maryland..
10.32.05.04.htm 10.32.05.04. 04 Standards Related to Telemedicine.. A. A physician, including a physician in a group practice, who practices telemedicine using a website to communicate with patients, shall:1) Disclose on the website the following:. a) Licensure status and Maryland physician license number, which may be accomplished as follows:. i) For a website sponsored by a group practice, disclosure of the licensure status and physician license number of each physician practicing within the group;
10.32.05.05.htm 10.32.05.05. 05 Patient Evaluation.. A. A physician shall perform a patient evaluation adequate to establish diagnoses and identify underlying conditions or contraindications to recommended treatment options before providing treatment or prescribing medication.B. A Maryland-licensed physician may rely on a patient evaluation performed by another Maryland-licensed physician if one physician is providing coverage for the other physician.C. If a physician-patient relationship does not in
10.32.05.06.htm 10.32.05.06. 06 Standard of Quality Care.. A. A physician shall ensure that the quality and quantity of data and other information is sufficient in making medical decisions.B. Except when a physician is performing interpretive services, the physician shall perform a patient evaluation that meets the requirements set forth in Regulation .05 of this chapter before providing recommendations or making treatment decisions for a patient.C. When a physician is providing interpretive serv
10.32.05.07.htm 10.32.05.07. 07 Physician Discipline.. The Board shall use the same standards in evaluating and investigating a complaint and disciplining a licensee who practices telemedicine as it would use for a licensee who does not use telemedicine technology in the licensee's practice.
10.32.05.9999.htm 10.32.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1995).
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