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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 191

Effective - 28 Aug 2020, 2 histories bottom

  191.1146.  Physician-patient relationship required, how established. — 1.  Physicians licensed under chapter 334 who use telemedicine shall ensure that a properly established physician-patient relationship exists with the person who receives the telemedicine services.  The physician-patient relationship may be established by:

  (1)  An in-person encounter through a medical interview and physical examination;

  (2)  Consultation with another physician, or that physician's delegate, who has an established relationship with the patient and an agreement with the physician to participate in the patient's care; or

  (3)  A telemedicine encounter, if the standard of care does not require an in-person encounter, and in accordance with evidence-based standards of practice and telemedicine practice guidelines that address the clinical and technological aspects of telemedicine.

  2.  In order to establish a physician-patient relationship through telemedicine:

  (1)  The technology utilized shall be sufficient to establish an informed diagnosis as though the medical interview and physical examination has been performed in person; and

  (2)  Prior to providing treatment, including issuing prescriptions or physician certifications under Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, a physician who uses telemedicine shall interview the patient, collect or review relevant medical history, and perform an examination sufficient for the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.  A questionnaire completed by the patient, whether via the internet or telephone, does not constitute an acceptable medical interview and examination for the provision of treatment by telehealth.

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(L. 2016 S.B. 579, A.L. 2020 H.B. 1682 merged with H.B. 1896)


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