Telemedicine: Legal Considerations

PAs and other healthcare providers working in telemedicine may not be aware of some of the potential legal pitfalls regarding this type of patient care. This activity addresses how you can comply with legal and regulatory requirements when providing patient care through digital platforms.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe telemedicine and how it can facilitate clinical care from a distance
  • Describe the legal and regulatory issues potentially impacting telemedicine services
  • Describe different steps that PAs can take to increase compliance with legal and regulatory requirements regarding the use of telemedicine
  • Analyze different clinical situations and distinguish factors in the scenarios that are non-compliant with legal regulatory requirements regarding the use of telemedicine

RELATED ACTIVITIES in the Telemedicine CME Series
Rapid Launch to Virtual Visits: Telemedicine During Covid-19 and Beyond 
Virtual Care Now! Design Thinking for Transformative Care
Coming Soon — PAs in Telemedicine: Benefits and Barriers in Virtual Practice