.05 Patient Evaluation.

A. Subject to the provisions of Health Occupations Article, §11-208, Annotated Code of Maryland, a telehealth practitioner shall:

(1) Perform a synchronous or asynchronous clinical patient evaluation that is appropriate for the patient and the condition with which the patient presents before providing treatment or issuing a prescription through telehealth; and

(2) If clinically appropriate for the patient, provide or refer a patient to:

(a) In-person health care services; or

(b) Another type of telehealth service.

B. A telehealth practitioner may not treat a patient or issue a prescription based solely on a static online questionnaire.