.04 Limitations of Teleheath Services.

A. A provider of telehealth services shall inform the patient and consultants as to the limitations of providing these services, including the following:

(1) The inability to have direct, physical contact with the patient is a primary difference between telehealth and direct in-person service delivery;

(2) The knowledge, experiences, and qualifications of the consultant providing data and information to the provider of the telehealth services need not be completely known to and understood by the provider;

(3) The quality of transmitted data may affect the quality of services provided by the provider; and

(4) That changes in the environment and test conditions could be impossible to make during delivery of telehealth services.

B. Telehealth services may not be provided by correspondence only.