Credentialing telemedicine providers
(1)The Oregon Health Authority shall prescribe by rule the information and documents that a governing body of an originating-site hospital may request for credentialing a telemedicine provider located at a distant-site hospital.
(2)The rules adopted by the authority under subsection (1) of this section must:
(a)Prescribe a standard list of information and documents that shall be provided by a distant-site hospital;
(b)Prescribe a list of information and documents that may be requested by an originating-site hospital in addition to the standard list of information and documents;
(c)Prescribe a list of information and documents that may not be requested by an originating-site hospital; and
(d)Be consistent with all applicable legal and accreditation requirements of an originating-site hospital and the health plans with which the originating-site hospital contracts.
(3)Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, an originating-site hospital in this state must comply with the rules adopted under this section if the telemedicine provider is located at a distant-site hospital that is located in this state. This section does not prevent hospitals located outside of this state from using or require such hospitals to use the prescribed list of information and documents in credentialing a telemedicine provider.
(4)An originating-site hospital is not limited to the information and documents prescribed by the authority if the originating-site hospital has a delegated credentialing agreement with the distant-site hospital where the telemedicine provider is located and the governing body of the originating-site hospital accepts the recommendation of the medical staff to credential the telemedicine provider.
(5)In the adoption of the rules described in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the authority shall consult with representatives of distant-site hospitals and originating-site hospitals in this state. Once adopted, the authority may not amend the rules to alter the prescribed lists without first consulting representatives of distant-site hospitals and originating-site hospitals in this state.
(6)This section does not affect the responsibilities of a governing body under ORS 441.055 (Health care facility medical staff and bylaws) and does not require a governing body of a hospital to grant privileges to a telemedicine provider. [2013 c.414 §2]
Section 441.056 — Credentialing telemedicine providers; rules,