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Monthly Archives: October 2014

IBM Proposed Telemedicine Rule – Practical Considerations in Physician Compliance

Posted in HIPAA, Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

The October 24, 2014 posting (last in this series) addresses practical considerations for physicians using telemedicine, in meeting several of the proposed rule’s requirements as well as the proposed rule’s specific requirements re: financial interests, links to internet sites, prohibited relationships with preferred pharmacies, and prohibited internet transactions for prescribing controlled substances. Requirements (standards) for… Continue Reading

Telemedicine Proposed Rule’s Disclosures and Functionality of Telemedicine Services

Posted in HIPAA, Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

The October 23, 2014 post addresses the proposed rule’s requirement for disclosures and functionality of telemedicine services and other provisions of the proposed rule that may be less the responsibility of physicians who use telemedicine and more the responsibilities of entities that purchase, offer and maintain telemedicine equipment and services. Disclosures and functionality of telemedicine… Continue Reading

Telemedicine Proposed IBM Rule Requires Physicians Personally to Assess Care Providers Subject to Physician Supervision

Posted in Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

This October 22, 2014 posting addresses the proposed telemedicine rule’s requirement that physicians using telemedicine must personally assess the education, training, experience and abilities of each non-physician health care provider who requires physician supervision. Non-physician health care providers requiring physician supervision – qualifications and scope – electronic availability of the physician Proposed rule 653-13.11(9) Summary…. Continue Reading

Iowa Board of Medicine Proposed Telemedicine Rule – History and Physical Requirements

Posted in Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

Medical history and physical examination – requirements – internet questionnaires not adequate.  Proposed rule 653-13.11(8) Medical history and physical examination. Proposed rule 653-13.11(20) Circumstances when a physician may not personally examine a patient. Proposed rule 653-13.11(22) Medications or treatment regimens that can only be administered by a physician. Summary. A physician licensee using telemedicine shall… Continue Reading

Physician-Patient Relationships in Telemedicine Rule Proposed by Iowa Board of Medicine

Posted in Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

This October 18, 2014 posting addresses the proposed telemedicine rule’s requirement that a physician-patient relationship be established prior to providing medical services via telemedicine. Physician-patient relationship required before providing medical care via telemedicine. Proposed rule 653-13.11(7) Physician-patient relationship Proposed rule 653-13.11(20) Circumstances when a physician may not personally examine a patient Summary. Physician licensees who… Continue Reading

Summary and Considerations on Iowa Board of Medicine Proposed Telemed Rule

Posted in Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

Iowa Board of Medicine proposes disciplinary standards for telemedicine practice in Iowa – Part 2 of 7  posts on the proposed rule, October 16 – 24, 2014. “Telemedicine” defined Proposed rule 653-13.11(1) is available on the IBM’s website at www.medicalboard.iowa.gov, or directly through this link. Summary. The proposed rule addresses technologies covered and not covered by its reach. Telemedicine is the… Continue Reading

Iowa Board of Medicine proposes disciplinary standards for telemedicine practice in Iowa

Posted in Iowa Board of Medicine, Telemedicine

Introducing a seven-part series of daily posts on the proposed rule, October 16 – 24, 2014. After months of subcommittee study, review, and discussions with health care providers, the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) has filed a proposed rule governing physician use of telemedicine in our state. The IBM’s initial release set a public hearing… Continue Reading