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New Jersey PT Telehealth Standard of Care

Prior to providing services through telemedicine or telehealth, a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant shall determine whether providing those services through telemedicine or telehealth would be consistent with the standard of care applicable for those services when provided in-person.

If a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant determines, either before or during the provision of services, that services cannot be provided through telemedicine or telehealth in a manner that is consistent with in-person standards of care, the licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant shall not provide services through telemedicine or telehealth.

A licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant who determines that services cannot be provided through telemedicine or telehealth pursuant to (b) above shall advise the patient to obtain services in-person.

A licensed physical therapist who provides a diagnosis, treatment, or consultation recommendation, including discussions regarding the risk and benefits of a patient's treatment options, through telemedicine or telehealth shall be held to the same standard of care or practice standards as are applicable to in-person settings.

A licensed physical therapist assistant who provides a treatment or consultation recommendation, including discussions regarding the risk and benefits of a patient's treatment options, through telemedicine or telehealth shall be held to the same standard of care or practice standards as are applicable to in-person settings.

Reference

N.J.A.C. ยง 13:39A-10.3

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