PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO TELEHEALTH ACCESS ACT
54-5705. PROVIDER-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. (1) If a provider offering telehealth services 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 or audio-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.
[(54-5705) 54-5605, added 2015, ch. 121, sec. 1, p. 308; am. and redesig. 2016, ch. 47, sec. 30, p. 122; am. 2020, ch. 114, sec. 2, p. 365.]