1. The legal standard of care for telemedicine in most states is the same standard for in-person care, i.e., what a reasonable and prudent physician with similar training and experience would do under the same or similar circumstances.
2.. Physicians and advanced health care professionals should consider the patient's presenting clinical concern and patient factors, such as cognition or access to technology, when drafting a patient selection/triage process for scheduling telemedicine versus in-person appointments.
3. Physicians and advanced health care professionals can document their credentials and hone their skills for telehealth to prevent medical professional liability claims and, if needed, to serve as evidence of competency in litigation.
Telehealth Appointment Types