Welf. & Inst. Code 14132.725. (2005; amended by AB 175, 2009)
Face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient shall not be required under the Medi-Cal program for teleophthalmology and teledermatology by store and forward. "Teleophthalmology and teledermatology by store and forward” means an asynchronous transmission of medical information to be reviewed at a later time by a physician at a distant site who is trained in ophthalmology or dermatology or a licensed optometrist; the physician or optometrist at the distant site reviews the medical information without the patient being present in real time. All existing confidentiality protections apply. All existing laws regarding patient access to medical information and copies of medical records apply.