.05 Patient Evaluation.

A. An occupational therapist who practices telehealth 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 a treatment plan through telehealth; and

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

(a) In-person treatment; or

(b) Another type of telehealth service.

B. A telehealth practitioner may not treat a patient based solely on an online questionnaire.