The state Duma has allowed to provide medical care remotely
The state Duma adopted in the third and last reading of a bill on telemedicine to allow to write electronic prescriptions and provide medical care remotely. About it reports RBC.
Total for the bill voted 412 deputies, the decision was taken unanimously.
According to the draft law, in order to identify participants will be used by a single dedicated system.
It is noted that the doctors can give prescriptions for medications and help in the form of an electronic document.
In addition, provides for consultation of the patient with the attending physician remotely after face-to-face appointment or inspection.
The bill should come into force in 2018.
Earlier, on July 19, the state Duma adopted the bill on second reading, however, the document was amended, which prohibits physicians to make diagnoses remotely. The head of Committee on health protection state Duma Dmitry Morozov, said that the document was “significantly modified”. The paper noted that using telemedicine must meet medical standards, and received in such consultations, the information is governed by doctor-patient confidentiality.