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Arizona General Telehealth Law
"Telemedicine" means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation and treatment and the transfer of medical data through interactive audio, video or data communications that occur in the physical presence of the patient, including audio or video communications sent to a health care provider for diagnostic or treatment consultation.
"Health care provider" means a person licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter:
13: Medicine and Surgery: Physicians
14: Naturopathic Medicine
17: Osteopathic Physicians
25: Physician Assistants
28: Radiology Technicians
29: Homeopathic Physicians
33: Behavioral Health Professionals
Before a health care provider delivers health care through telemedicine, the treating health care provider shall obtain verbal or written informed consent from the patient or the patient's health care decision maker. If the informed consent is obtained verbally, the health care provider shall document the consent on the patient's medical record.
The consent requirements do not apply:
Medical Records and Confidentiality
The patient is entitled to all existing confidentiality protections. See Arizona Medical Records.
All medical reports resulting from a telemedicine consultation are part of a patient's medical record.
Dissemination of any images or information identifiable to a specific patient for research or educational purposes shall not occur without the patient's consent, unless authorized by state or federal law.
A.R.S. § 36-3601
A.R.S. § 36-3602