Garden City Pediatric’s - Telemedicine Consent

    1. I understand that my health care provider wishes me to engage in a telemedicine consultation.

    2. My health care provider has explained to me how the video conferencing technology will be used to affect such
      a consultation will not be the same as a direct patient/health care provider visit due to the fact that I will not be
      in the same room as my health care provider.

    3. understand there are potential risks to this technology, including interruptions, unauthorized access and
      technical difficulties. I understand that my health care provider or I can discontinue the telemedicine
      consult/visit if it is felt that the videoconferencing connections are not adequate for the situation

    4. I understand that my healthcare information may be shared with other individuals for scheduling and billing
      purposes. Others may also be present during the consultation other than my health care provider and
      consulting health care provider in order to operate the video equipment. The above mentioned people will all
      maintain confidentiality of the information obtained. I further understand that I will be informed of their
      presence in the consultation and thus will have the right to request the following: (1) omit specific details of my
      medical history/physical examination that are personally sensitive to me; (2) ask non‐medical personnel to leave
      the telemedicine examination room: and or (3) terminate the consultation at any time.

    5. I have had the alternatives to a telemedicine consultation explained to me, and in choosing to participate in a
      telemedicine consultation. I understand that some parts of the exam involving physical tests may be conducted
      by individuals at my location at the direction of the consulting health care provider.

    6. In an emergent consultation, I understand that the responsibility of the telemedicine consulting specialist is to
      advise my local practitioner and that the specialist’s responsibility will conclude upon the termination of the
      video conference connection.

    7. I understand that billing will occur from both my practitioner and as a facility fee from the site from which I am

    8. I have had a direct conversation with my doctor, during which I had the opportunity to ask questions in regard to
      this procedure. My questions have been answered and the risks, benefits and any practical alternatives have
      been discussed with me in a language in which I understand.

    Garden City Pediatric Services

    By signing this form, I certify:

    • That I have read or had this form read and/or had this form explained to me.

    • That I fully understand its contents including the risks and benefits of the procedure(s).

    • That I have been given ample opportunity to ask questions and that any questions have been answered to my satisfaction.