OAR 848-040-0180
Standards for Telehealth Services


A Licensee may provide telehealth services to a patient who is domiciled or physically present in the state of Oregon at the time the services are provided. An aide may not provide telehealth services.


Telehealth services provided must conform to the scope and standards of practice and documentation as provided in Oregon Revised Statutes 688.010 (Definitions for ORS 688.010 to 688.201) through 688.201 (Disposition of receipts) and these Division 40 rules. Telehealth services must be at least equivalent to the quality of services delivered in-person.


Prior to the initiation of telehealth services, a Licensee shall obtain the patient’s consent to receive the services via telehealth. The consent may be verbal, written, or recorded and must be documented in the patient’s permanent record.


When providing telehealth services, a Licensee shall have procedures in place to address remote medical or clinical emergencies at the patient’s location.


The application and technology used to provide telehealth services shall meet all standards required by state and federal laws governing the privacy and security of a patient’s protected health information.


A Licensee providing telehealth services to a person who is domiciled in another state and physically present in that state at the time the telehealth services are being provided, may be required to be licensed in the state where the services are being rendered.

Source: Rule 848-040-0180 — Standards for Telehealth Services, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=848-040-0180.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 848-040-0180’s source at or​.us