Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely. More and more, telehealth is being used to provide care and consult with clients. Like other forms of practice, nurses using telehealth are expected to meet all of BCCNM’s standards of practice.
The previous BCCNM
Telehealth Practice Standard was
rescinded March 1, 2021. Additional information will be provided Fall 2021.
Nurses engaged in telehealth are responsible and accountable for the nursing services provided to clients via telehealth. Even though the format for providing care may be different, your responsibilities in meeting BCCNM Standards of Practice remain unchanged. Ensure you also follow your employer/provincial policies related to telehealth.
There are a number of additional BCCNM standards that broadly outline nurses' accountabilities in healthcare and must be met, including:
Legislation Relevant to Nurses' Practice