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What criteria related to telehealth still apply during this national emergency?

While in this expedited phase of telehealth, there are still some steps from a more comprehensive list of requirements that should be followed:

  • Use Curi’s telemedicine informed consent forms.
  • Practice within your scope of specialty (with exceptions—click here to learn more)
  • Verify patients’ identity.
  • Validate the location/jurisdiction of patients and providers.
  • Identify access to emergency services local to the patient (should your telehealth session unexpectedly end).
  • Identify emergency contacts.
  • Assess patients’ ability to use the technology platform.
  • Verbalize or display provider credentials during a telehealth session.

The more comprehensive list of telehealth requirements (to be reconsidered after this public health emergency is lifted) can be found here.

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All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.