MT State Law Telemedicine/Telehealth Definition
“Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by a physician located outside the state, who performs an evaluative or therapeutic act relating to the treatment or correction of a patient's physical or mental condition, ailment, disease, injury, or infirmity, and who transmits that evaluative or therapeutic act into Montana through any means, method, device, or instrumentality under the following conditions:
The information or opinion is provided directly to a patient in Montana for compensation or with the expectation of compensation;
The physician does not limit the physician's services to an occasional case;
The physician has an established or regularly used connection with the state, including but not limited to: (i) an office or another place for the reception of a transmission from the physician; (ii) a contractual relationship with a person or entity in Montana related to the physician's practice of medicine; or (iii) privileges in a Montana hospital or another Montana health care facility.”
Source: MT Code Annotated, § 37-3-342
Telemedicine means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications technology that is:
Used by a health care provider or health care facility to deliver health care services at a site other than the site where the patient is located; and
Delivered over a secure connection that complies with the requirements of HIPPA.
The term includes the use of electronic media for consultation relating to the health care diagnosis or treatment of a patient in real time or through the use of store-and-forward technology.
The term does not include the use of audio-only telephone, e-mail, or facsimile transmissions.
Source: MT Code Sec. 33-22-138