Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 57
IDAHO TELEHEALTH ACCESS ACT
54-5705.  PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. (1) If a provider offering telehealth services in his or her practice does not have an established provider-patient relationship with a person seeking such services, the provider shall take appropriate steps to establish a provider-patient relationship by use of two-way audio and visual interaction; provided however, that the applicable Idaho community standard of care must be satisfied. Nothing in this section shall prohibit electronic communications:
(a)  Between a provider and a patient with a preexisting provider-patient relationship;
(b)  Between a provider and another provider concerning a patient with whom the other provider has a provider-patient relationship;
(c)  Between a provider and a patient where the provider is taking call on behalf of another provider in the same community who has a provider-patient relationship with the patient; or
(d)  In an emergency.
(2)  As used in this section, "emergency" means a situation in which there is an occurrence that poses an imminent threat of a life-threatening condition or severe bodily harm.

History:
[(54-5705) 54-5605, added 2015, ch. 121, sec. 1, p. 308; am. and redesig. 2016, ch. 47, sec. 30, p. 122.]


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