37-2-305. Telehealth services -- rulemaking authority. (1) A person licensed under this title to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession may provide services by means of telehealth when the use of telehealth:
(a) is appropriate for the services being provided;
(b) meets the standard of care for delivery of services; and
(c) complies with any administrative rules for telehealth adopted by the board that licenses the health care provider.
(2) A board may adopt rules establishing requirements for the use of telehealth by its licensees.
(3) (a) For the purposes of this section, "telehealth" means the use of audio, video, or other telecommunications technology or media, including audio-only communication, that is:
(i) used by a health care provider or health care facility to deliver health care services; and
(ii) delivered over a secure connection that complies with the requirements of state and federal privacy laws.
(b) The term does not include delivery of health care services by means of facsimile machines or electronic messaging alone. The use of facsimile machines and electronic messaging is not precluded if used in conjunction with other audio, video, or telecommunications technology or media.
(c) For physicians providing written certification of a debilitating medical condition pursuant to 16-12-509, the term does not include the use of audio-only communication unless the physician has previously established a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter.