2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.5975 Duty of treating physician utilizing telehealth to insure patient's informed consent and maintain confidentiality -- Board to promulgate administrative regulations.

KY Rev Stat § 311.5975 (2015) What's This?

Download as PDF 311.5975 Duty of treating physician utilizing telehealth to insure patient's informed consent and maintain confidentiality -- Board to promulgate administrative regulations. (1) (2) A treating physician who provides or facilitates the use of telehealth shall ensure: (a) That the informed consent of the patient, or another appropriate person with authority to make the health care treatment decision for the patient, is obtained before services are provided through telehealth; and (b) That the confidentiality of the patient's medical information is maintained as required by this chapter and other applicable law. At a minimum, confidentiality shall be maintained through appropriate processes, practices, and technology as designated by the board and that conform to applicable federal law. The board shall promulgate administrative regulations in accordance with KRS Chapter 13A to implement this section and as necessary to: (a) Prevent abuse and fraud through the use of telehealth services; (b) Prevent fee-splitting through the use of telehealth services; and (c) Utilize telehealth in the provision of medical services and in the provision of continuing medical education. Effective: July 14, 2000 History: Created 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 376, sec. 9, effective July 14, 2000.

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