(1) “Distant site” means a site at which a health-care provider legally allowed to practice in the
state is located while providing health-care services by means of telemedicine.
(2) “Health-care provider” means any person authorized to deliver clinical health-care services by telemedicine
and participate in telehealth pursuant to this chapter and regulations promulgated
by the respective professional boards listed in § 6002 of this title.
(3) “Originating site” means a site in Delaware at which a patient is located at the time health-care services
are provided to the patient by means of telemedicine or telehealth. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, insurers and providers may agree to
alternative siting arrangements deemed appropriate by the parties.
(4) “Store and forward transfer” means the synchronous or asychronous transmission of a patient's medical information
either to or from an originating site or to or from the provider at the distant site,
but does not require the patient being present nor must it be in real time.
(5) “Telehealth” means the use of information and communications technologies consisting of telephones,
remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means which support clinical
health-care, provider consultation, patient and professional health-related education,
public health, health administration, and other services as described in regulation.
(6) “Telemedicine” means a form, or subset, of telehealth, which includes the delivery of clinical
health-care services by means of real time 2-way audio (including audio-only conversations,
if the patient is not able to access the appropriate broadband service or other technology
necessary to establish an audio and visual connection), visual, or other telecommunications
or electronic communications, including the application of secure video conferencing
or store and forward transfer technology to provide or support health-care delivery,
which facilitates the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care
management and self-management of a patient's health-care.
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