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Legal Issues and Formal Policies

  • John J. Smith
  • Harry Zibners

Abstract

The past decade has brought explosive growth in PACS technology, making large scale teleradiology an integral part of many radiology practices. This reality has left legislatures, the courts, and a wide variety of organizations that formulate healthcare policy scrambling to keep pace with an ever-changing practice environment. The result as a new century dawns is a patchwork of laws, courts decisions, and formal policies formulated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and others that address a wide variety of issues relating to teleradiology. Some issues, such as the medical licensure and institutional credentials necessary to practice teleradiology in a given jurisdiction, are fairly well defined. However, the majority of legal and policy issues that confront this increasingly important aspect of radiology practice are unsettled or not even addressed, leaving a broad range of unanswered questions.

Keywords

American Medical Association Legal Issue Health Care Financing Medical Malpractice Digital Revolution 
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  • Harry Zibners

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