A. Except as provided in subsection E of this section, before a health care provider delivers health care through telemedicine, the treating health care provider shall obtain verbal or written informed consent from the patient or the patient's health care decision maker. If the informed consent is obtained verbally, the health care provider shall document the consent on the patient's medical record.
B. The patient is entitled to all existing confidentiality protections pursuant to § 12-2292 .
C. All medical reports resulting from a telemedicine consultation are part of a patient's medical record as defined in § 12-2291 .
D. Dissemination of any images or information identifiable to a specific patient for research or educational purposes shall not occur without the patient's consent, unless authorized by state or federal law.
E. The consent requirements of this section do not apply:
1. If the telemedicine interaction does not take place in the physical presence of the patient.
2. In an emergency situation in which the patient or the patient's health care decision maker is unable to give informed consent.
3. To the transmission of diagnostic images to a health care provider serving as a consultant or the reporting of diagnostic test results by that consultant.
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