Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.4901a

Current through Vol. 22-24, January 15, 2023
Section R. 338.4901a - Telehealth services

Rule 1a.

(1) A veterinarian providing a telehealth service shall do all of the following:
(a) Ensure that the client knows the identity and contact information of the veterinarian providing the telehealth service. Upon request, the veterinarian shall provide his or her licensure information including the name of the state where he or she is licensed and his or her license number.
(b) Ensure that the technology method and equipment used to provide telehealth services complies with all current privacy-protection laws.
(c) Employ sound professional judgment to determine whether using telehealth is an appropriate method for delivering medical advice or treatment to the animal patient.
(d) Have sufficient knowledge of the animal patient to render telehealth services demonstrated by satisfying 1 of the following:
(i) Have recently examined the animal patient in person or have obtained current knowledge of the animal patient through the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment through which images and medical records may be transmitted electronically.
(ii) Have conducted medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises where the group of animal patients is kept.
(e) Act within the scope of his or her practice.
(f) Exercise the same standard of care applicable to a traditional, in-person veterinary care service.
(g) Make himself or herself readily available to the animal patient for follow up veterinary services or ensure there is another suitable provider available for follow up care.
(2) Consent for medical advice and treatment shall be obtained before providing a telehealth service pursuant to section 16284 of the code, MCL 333.16284.
(3) Evidence of consent for medical advice and treatment must be maintained in the animal patient's medical record.
(4) A veterinarian providing a telehealth service may prescribe a drug if the veterinarian is a prescriber acting within the scope of his or her practice and in compliance with section 16285 of the code, MCL 333.16285.

Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.4901a

2021 MR 8, Eff. 4/15/2021