Hi "grady" - telephonic diagnosis is not necessarily illegal in regard to 215 recommendations. I got this response from the California Medical Board:
"California Business and Professions Code §2242(a) and §2242.1 call for an 'appropriate prior exam' before prescribing a dangerous drug. The use of telehealth may be appropriate if the telehealth exam complies fully with California Business and Professions Code §2290.5.
Some situations and patient presentations are appropriate for the utilization of telehealth as a component of, or in lieu of, in person provision of medical care, while others are not. Ultimately, if the Medical Board of California receives a complaint about how a physician is using telehealth, the physician’s actions will be reviewed by physicians and surgeons who practice under the same or similar circumstances to determine whether the standard of care is met. The analysis will depend on the facts and be case specific."
I added a clarifying link.
Thanks William - you're right and I fixed it.
Hi Karel - you can nominate right now at northcoastjournal.com/boh2014
Am I going to wake up with a unicorn's head in my bed for this transgression?
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