NSPM Beverly

900 Cummings Center, Suite 221U
Beverly, MA, 01915
Tel: (978) 927-7246

NSPM Woburn

800 West Cummings Park, Suite 1200
Woburn, MA, 01801
Tel: (781) 927-7246


Telemedicine Consent Form - Beverly

* denotes required field
  1. I understand that my health care provider wishes me to engage in a telemedicine consultation.
  2. My health care provider has explained to me how the video conferencing technology will be used to affect such a consultation will not be the same as a direct patient/health care provider visit due to the fact that I will not be in the same room as my health care provider.
  3. I understand there are potential risks to this technology, including interruptions, unauthorized access, and technical difficulties. I understand that my health care provider or I can discontinue the telemedicine consult/visit if it is felt that the videoconferencing connections are not adequate for the situation.
  4. I understand that my healthcare information may be shared with other individuals for scheduling and billing purposes. Others may also be present during the consultation other than my health care provider and consulting health care provider in order to operate the video equipment. The above-mentioned people will all maintain confidentiality of the information obtained. I further understand that I will be informed of their presence in the consultation and thus will have the right to request the following: (1) omit specific details of my medical history/physical examination that are personally sensitive to me; (2) ask non‐medical personnel to leave the telemedicine examination room: and or (3) terminate the consultation at any time.
  5. I have had the alternatives to a telemedicine consultation explained to me, and in choosing to participate in a telemedicine consultation. I understand that some parts of the exam involving physical tests may be conducted by individuals at my location at the direction of the consulting health care provider.
  6. In an emergent consultation, I understand that the responsibility of the telemedicine consulting specialist is to advise my local practitioner and that the specialist’s responsibility will conclude upon the termination of the video conference connection.
  7. I understand that billing will occur from both my healthcare provider and as a facility fee from the site from which I am presented. Copays and deductibles may apply depending on my insurance company. It is my responsibility to contact my insurance company for further information.
  8. I have had a direct conversation with my healthcare provider, during which I had the opportunity to ask questions in regard to this consultation. My questions have been answered and the risks, benefits and any practical alternatives have been discussed with me in a language in which I understand.
  9. I understand that since my healthcare provider is only licensed in Massachusetts, my home address must be located in Massachusetts.
  10. This consent/authorization is valid until it is revoked. I understand that I have a right to revoke this authorization at any time after I sign it. If I revoke this authorization, I must do so in writing.
By signing this form, I certify:

Patient’s/parent/guardian signature*: