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Wisconsin PT/OT Telehealth
April 2, 2020
General Telehealth Law
Med 24.01 Authority and scope.
The rules in this chapter are adopted by the medical examining board pursuant to the
authority delegated by ss. 15.08 (5), 227.11, and 448.40, Stats., and govern the standards of the practice of medicine using telemedicine. The rules in this chapter may not be construed to prohibit any of the following:
Med 24.02 Definition of telemedicine.
In this chapter, “telemedicine” means the practice of medicine when patient care, treatment, or services are provided through the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Telemedicine does not include the provision of health care services only through an audio−only telephone, email messages, text messages, facsimile transmission, mail or parcel service, or any combination thereof.
Med 24.03 Physician−patient relationship.
A physician− patient relationship may be established through telemedicine.
Med 24.04 Wisconsin medical license required.
A physician who uses telemedicine in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient located in this state shall be licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board.
Med 24.05 Standards of practice and conduct.
A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board shall be held to the same standards of practice and conduct, including patient confidentiality and recordkeeping, regardless of whether health care services are provided in person or by telemedicine.
Med 24.06 Equipment and technology.
A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the medical examining board who provides health care services by telemedicine is responsible for the quality and safe use of equipment and technology that is integral to patient diagnosis and treatment. The equipmentand technology used by the physician to provide health care services by telemedicine shall provide, at a minimum, information that will enable the physician to meet or exceed the standard of minimally competent medical practice.
Med 24.07 Internet diagnosis and treatment.
When a physician uses a website to communicate to a patient located in this state, the physician may not provide treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription, unless the following requirements are met:
Providing treatment recommendations, including issuing a prescription, based only on a static electronic questionnaire does not meet the standard of minimally competent medical practice.
WI Admin. Code MED Ch. 24
Nothing posted as of April 2, 2020
Nothing posted as of April 2, 2020