Within a telemedicine scenario, all existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply, and dissemination of any patient identifiable images or information from the telemedicine interaction to researchers or other entities shall not occur without the consent of the patient;
This section defines "telemedicine" to include transfer of medical data using audio, video or data communication; All existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply to patients receiving care by telemedicine.
Any document relevant to the business operations of a licensee, and not involving medical records attributable to identifiable patients, may be inspected and copied where relevant to an investigation of a licensee by the Attorney General or other authorized investigators.
A licensee who fails or refuses to comply with a request for the medical records of a patient within 15 days of receiving the request and authorization shall pay to the board a civil penalty. A health care facility shall comply with a request for the medical records of a patient to the board; failure to provide the authorizing patient's medical records to the board subjects the health care facility to a civil penalty. Failure by a licensee or health care facility to comply with a court order to release patient records to the board also results in a civil penalty.
Requires a 2003 report to the legislature including recommendations on identification of systems to protect confidential personal and medical information of patients for whom electronic prescriptions are issued.
The Medical Board may propose a registration program to permit the practice of medicine across state lines. The program may include standards for confidentiality, format, and retention of medical records, as well as access to medical records by the board.