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RULE §174.5Notice to Patients
ISSUE 03/06/2015
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a) - (b)(No change.)

(c)Necessity of In-Person Evaluation. When, for whatever reason, the telemedicine modality in use for a particular patient encounter is unable to provide all pertinent clinical information that a health care provider exercising ordinary skill and care would deem reasonably necessary for the practice of medicine at an acceptable level of safety and quality in the context of that particular medical encounter, then the distant site provider must make this known to the patient prior to the conclusion of the live telemedicine encounter and advise [and counsel] the patient, prior to the conclusion of the live telemedicine encounter, regarding the need for the patient to obtain an additional in-person medical evaluation reasonably able to meet the patient's needs.

(d)(No change.)

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 23, 2015


Mari Robinson, J.D.

Executive Director

Texas Medical Board

Earliest possible date of adoption: April 5, 2015

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7016

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