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Telemedicine Consent to Treat Self or a Minor.

Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable health care providers at different locations to share individual patient medical information for the purpose of improving patient care. Providers may include primary care practitioners, specialists, and/or sub-specialists. The information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or education, and may include any of the following:

  • Patient medical records

  • Medical images

  • Live two-way audio and video

  • Video recordings and pictures

  • Output data from medical devices and sound and video files

Electronic systems used will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data and will include measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption.

Expected Benefits:

  • Improved access to medical care by enabling a patient to remain in his/her provider’s office (or at a remote site) while the physician obtains test results and consults from healthcare practitioners at distant/other sites.

  • More efficient medical evaluation and management.

  • Obtaining expertise of a distant specialist.


Possible Risks:

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the use of telemedicine. These risks include, but may not be limited to:

  • In rare cases, information transmitted may not be sufficient (e.g. poor resolution of images) to allow for appropriate medical decision making by the physician and consultant(s);

  • Delays in medical evaluation and treatment could occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment;

  • In very rare instances, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information;

  • In rare cases, a lack of access to complete medical records may result in adverse drug interactions or allergic reactions or other judgment errors;

  • In some cases, treatment failures may occur, you need to either book another appointment with DMC for further evaluation or seek a second opinion elsewhere.

By using this platform, I understand the following:

  1. I understand that the laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of medical information also apply to telemedicine, and that no information obtained in the use of telemedicine which identifies me will be disclosed to researchers or other entities without my consent.

  2. I understand that I have the right to withhold or withdraw my consent to the use of telemedicine in the course of my care at any time, without affecting my right to future care or treatment.

  3. I understand that I give Desroches Medical Clinic consent to treat, and I have the right to inspect all information obtained and recorded in the course of a telemedicine interaction, and may receive copies of this information for a reasonable fee.

  4. I understand that a variety of alternative methods of medical care may be available to me, and that I may choose one or more of these at any time. My provider has explained the alternatives to my satisfaction.

  5. I understand that telemedicine may involve electronic communication of my personal medical information to other medical practitioners who may be located in other areas, including out of state and I consent for pictures taken, video recordings and receive text messages, emails and voicemails.

  6. I understand that it is my duty to inform my provider of electronic interactions regarding my care that I may have with other healthcare providers.

  7. I understand that I may expect the anticipated benefits from the use of telemedicine in my care, but that no results can be guaranteed or assured.

  8. I CONSENT DESROCHES MEDICAL CLINIC TO CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD UP TO $65.00 ONE TIME SERVICE FEE FOR THE TELEMEDICINE CONSULTATION.

Consent to Treat a Minor


This form describes DESROCHES MEDICAL CLINIC'S treatment and payment policies for minor patients and includes:

 

• Your consent on behalf of the patient to receive medical treatment from DESROCHES MEDICAL CLINIC (and your other rights

and responsibilities);

• Your agreement on behalf of the patient to receive services using telehealth technology; and

• Your agreement to pay in full any charges that are your responsibility.

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