NEW ABC Telehealth Statement

Given the broad proliferation of computer and smartphone technology in the everyday lives of the general population, telehealth has expanded rapidly in health care delivery to patients. As a result, we recognize the use of telehealth as a method by which some elements of O&P care may be delivered and how that may enhance patient–practitioner collaborations, improve health outcomes and increase access to care when appropriately used as a component of a patient’s care.

ABC’s Telehealth Statement outlines our position on the appropriate use of this technology as it relates to our Code of Professional Ethics, Scopes of Practice and Facility Accreditation Standards. The document is available on the ABC website.