I understand that my health care provider wishes me to engage in a telemedicine consultation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I understand that billing will occur from both my practitioner and as a facility fee from the site from which I am
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.