Telemedicine as a medical and legal problem
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Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
Uniwersytet Łódzki
Submission date: 2022-04-28
Final revision date: 2022-05-24
Acceptance date: 2022-06-01
Publication date: 2022-07-31
Corresponding author
Adam J. Białas   

Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi
JoMS 2022;48(1):97-118
The purpose of this article is to interpret the provisions on telemedicine and its functioning in the Polish healthcare system. The issues of professional liability of a physician and issues related to the safety and protection of personal data in the context of telemedicine were also discussed.

Material and methods:
The subject of the research are the provisions of the Act on the Professions of a Doctor and Dentist, the Act on Patient Rights and the Patient's Rights Ombudsman, and other acts and regulations regarding the use of telemedicine methods. As part of the research, the formal and dogmatic method was used, and the effect is to propose an interpretation of the provisions regulating the provision of health services at a distance with the use of information and communication technologies

The analysis of the legal regulations in question revealed the existence of a number of provisions relating directly or indirectly to the issue of telemedicine. In particular, the regulations created in response to the COVID-19 epidemic turned out to be important.

On the basis of the regulations in question, it should be noted that the liability related to the use of telemedicine is multifaceted and occurs on the basis of many branches of law. The evolution of liability related to the use of medicine to date dictates that this area will be subject to change in the near future.

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