NOTICE: COVID-19 - TEMPORARY USE OF TELEHEALTH SERVICES
The Georgia Board of Dentistry recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and their patients face during this National Emergency. Our desires are to mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus while also supporting care for patients so as to help prevent overwhelming hospital emergency departments through the lifting of the Governor's Public Health State of Emergency. Under these circumstances, the Board recognizes that patients may be best served when telecommunication technology can be leveraged to support dental care.
A Licensed Georgia Dentist who wishes to use audio or video communication technology to provide telehealth services to patients during the COVID-19 public health state of emergency is permitted to use any non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients.
The parameters of telehealth as stated by HHS would apply to all cases. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html