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As the COVID-19 crisis has forced healthcare providers to limit in-person visits, telehealth has expanded rapidly. Responding to the need to obtain informed consent from patients for virtual visits, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a sample telehealth consent form that is easy to understand and guidance for clinicians on how to obtain informed consent for telehealth. The purpose of the consent form is to document that a discussion took place and that the patient was informed and was able to understand the information provided.

Easy-to-understand telehealth consent forms are helpful, even if you are obtaining consent verbally. Lean more.