Consent to TeleHealth

  1. I understand that my health care provider wishes me to engage in a TeleHealth consultation.
  2. My health care provider has explained to me how the video conferencing technology will be used to affect such
    a consultation will not be the same as a direct patient/health care provider visit due to the fact that I will not be
    in the same room as my health care provider.
  3. I understand there are potential risks to this technology, including interruptions, unauthorized access and
    technical difficulties. I understand that my health care provider or I can discontinue the TeleHealth
    consult/visit if it is felt that the videoconferencing connections are not adequate for the situation.
  4. I understand that my healthcare information may be shared with other individuals for scheduling and billing
    purposes. Others may also be present during the consultation other than my health care provider and
    consulting health care provider in order to operate the video equipment. The above mentioned people will all
    maintain confidentiality of the information obtained. I further understand that I will be informed of their
    presence in the consultation and thus will have the right to request the following: (1) omit specific details of my
    medical history/physical examination that are personally sensitive to me; (2) ask non‐medical personnel to leave
    the TeleHealth examination room: and or (3) terminate the consultation at any time.
  5. I have had the alternatives to a TeleHealth consultation explained to me, and in choosing to participate in a
    TeleHealth consultation. I understand that some parts of the exam involving physical tests may be conducted
    by individuals at my location at the direction of the consulting health care provider.
  6. In an emergent consultation, I understand that the responsibility of the TeleHealth consulting specialist is to
    advise my local practitioner and that the specialist’s responsibility will conclude upon the termination of the
    video conference connection.
  7. I understand that billing will occur from both my practitioner and as a facility fee from the site from which I am
  8. I have had a direct conversation with my doctor, during which I had the opportunity to ask questions in regard to
    this procedure. My questions have been answered and the risks, benefits and any practical alternatives have
    been discussed with me in a language in which I understand.
    By reviewing this consent, I certify:

  • That I have read or had this consent read and/or had this consent explained to me
  • That I fully understand its contents including the risks and benefits of the procedure(s).
  • That I have been given ample opportunity to ask questions and that any questions have been answered to my satisfaction.