What is the definition of telemedicine counseling?


Per the BBS...

"Telemedicine refers to the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data, and education using interactive audio, video, or data communications. Neither a telephone conversation nor e-mail between a provider and a client constitutes telemedicine. Note: Hours gained on or after 1/1/2010 will also include Telephone counseling to this category. The interaction must take place in real time or near real time."

Statutes and Regulations cited: B&P Code Section 2290.5

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