Telemedicine Practice Guidelines -Enabling Registered Medical Practitioners to Provide Healthcare Using Telemedicine. Released by BOARD OF GOVERNORS In supersession of the Medical Council of India on 25th March 2020. These Guidelines have been prepared in partnership with NITI Aayog.
The purpose of Telemedicine guidelines is to make it an enabler of affordable access to healthcare in the country.
There are a number of benefits of telemedicine. It increases timely access to appropriate interventions including faster access and access to services that may not otherwise be available.
The Guidelines defines Telemedicine, Telehealth and a Registered Medical Practitioners as follows:
‘The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies
for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing
education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.’
‘The delivery and facilitation of health and health-related services including medical care, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care via telecommunications and digital communication
REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER
‘A Registered Medical Practitioner [RMP] is a person who is enrolled in the State Medical Register or the Indian Medical Register under the Indian Medical Council Act 1956.’ [IMC Act, 1956]
Please open this document to read the guidelines