March 17, 2020

Update on telemedicine

Due to a spike in interest in making greater use of telephone and video communication as substitutes for in-person visits Doctors of BC recently announced billing changes.

In light of recent events and in response to an increasing number of inquiries, the College practice standard Telemedicine was recently reviewed and revised to clarify expectations of physicians who prescribe opioid and psychotropic medications, and ensure there are no regulatory barriers to the clinically appropriate use of distance technologies for patient care.