The treating physician who delivers or facilitates the telehealth service shall obtain the informed consent of the patient before services are provided.
SOURCE: KY Revised Statutes § 311.5975. (Accessed Feb. 2021).
Patient consent must be obtained by:
- Dieticians or nutritionist;
- Psychologists or psychological associate;
- Occupational therapists;
- Physical therapists;
- Speech language pathologists or audiologists;
- Social workers;
- Marriage/family therapists;
- Respiratory care practitioner
SOURCE: Cited in various sections of law. Originated from HB 177 (2000). (Accessed Feb. 2021).
Also see listing of Professional Board Regulation in Miscellaneous section for regulatory requirements for informed consent by profession.
The Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology requires their licensees to inform the client in writing, in an initial in-person meeting, about:
- The limitations of using technology in the provision of telepractice;
- Potential risks to confidentiality of information due to technology in the provision of telepractice;
- Potential risks of disruption in the use of telepractice;
- When and how the licensee will respond to routine electronic messages;
- In what circumstances the licensee will use alternative communications for emergency purposes;
- Who else may have access to client communications with the licensee;
- How communications can be directed to a specific licensee;
- How the licensee stores electronic communications from the client; and
- That the licensee may elect to discontinue the provision of services through telehealth.
SOURCE: KY 201 KAR 17:110. (Accessed Feb. 2021).