I am either: (i) the patient seeking the Virtual Visits and/or the Services; (ii) the legal guardian or personal representative of such patient; or (iii) the general, durable or healthcare power of attorney of such patient (collectively, “I,” “me,” or “my”).
I am over the age of 18.
I am not under the influence of any medications or other substances that could impair my understanding of the information in these Terms. I have had sufficient time to read and understand the information provided above regarding the Services, including the Virtual Visits. I have had the opportunity to discuss this consent with my treating Provider providing Virtual Visits through Tono. I have been given all of the opportunity I require to ask any and all of my questions, and such questions have been answered to my satisfaction in words I understand.
I grant my permission for Virtual Visits and/or other Services to be performed by my Provider using remote electronic communications, such as audio and/or video communications, specifically through use of the Site, where such medical care may include diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and transfer of electronic medical records and exchange of medical data. I authorize Tono, Medical Group and the Provider to release the information gained from the Services to my primary care physician(s), health care provider, and insurance company (to assist with claim reimbursement if relevant). I understand and agree that the information in this file will be kept for a period that is required by applicable federal and state law. Additionally, I understand that other medical personnel and non-medical technical personnel may join the Virtual Visit virtually to aid in the delivery of medical care to me by a Provider.
I understand and agree that, as part of the Virtual Visit, I may not be able to select a specific Provider. Further, I understand and agree that, due to emergencies, scheduling, and other circumstances, Tono or Medical Group cannot warrant or otherwise guarantee, and does not warrant or otherwise guarantee, that I will have access to the Provider, including any specific Provider.
I acknowledge and accept that the physical examination portion of the Virtual Visit, if any, will be delivered wholly virtually through the Site in reliance upon video, images, telephone consultations, medical records and/or otherwise, which may be recorded. I accept this, with full knowledge, of all potential benefits and consequences from virtual care and deem this method of physical examination appropriate and complete, but I may not, because as with all medical or health care services provided, no results or outcomes can be guaranteed. In fact, as with all medical or health care services provided, I may be subject to virtual care that may cause some harm, including potentially serious harm.
I understand that a variety of alternative methods of medical care may be available to me, and that I may choose one or more of these at any time. The Provider has explained these alternatives to my satisfaction.
I acknowledge that, in the exercise of their clinical judgment, a Provider may determine: (1) that the nature of my problem is such that it is not professionally appropriate to assist me with that problem through virtual care; or (2) that it may not be lawful for the Provider to diagnose or treat me virtually; or (3) both. Should the Provider make any such determination that they will be unable to assist me virtually, he/she will confer with me about other possible approaches to handling my medical problems, such as referring me to my primary care physician.
I understand that it is my duty to inform my primary care provider of any electronic interactions regarding my health care that I may have with other health care providers to ensure my provider has my full clinical background when making treatment decisions.
I will provide my Provider, Medical Group and Tono with the names and contact information for other relevant healthcare providers for me, and my Provider may communicate with them. It is my responsibility to provide accurate information and to keep it updated.
I understand that it is my choice to have someone else present during a Virtual Visit, and that anyone who sits in on the virtual session will have access to my healthcare information and my confidentiality may not be guaranteed. I understand that if I include any third party on an electronic exchange with Tono, Medical Group or Provider, I am granting permission for such person to communicate my health information with that third party. Tono, Medical Group and/or the Provider will not initiate inclusion of any third party on an electronic exchange. I acknowledge that Tono, Medical Group and/or the Provider is not responsible for any breach of confidentiality made by any person present I invite to be present during a visit, or added by me as a third party.
I give permission to Tono, Medical Group and/or Provider to photograph of me or record my Virtual Visit in furtherance of my care. These photos or video recordings will not be published without my express consent, but they may be shared with my primary care physician or other healthcare provider that I listed and provided to Tono.
I understand that virtual care may involve electronic communication of my personal medical information to other medical professionals who may be located in other areas, including out of state. I understand that the laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of medical information also apply to virtual care, and that no information obtained in receiving virtual care, which identifies me, will be disclosed to researchers or other entities without my consent. I also acknowledge, however, that the security and privacy of electronic communications cannot be guaranteed.
I understand that I have the right to inspect all information obtained and recorded in the course of a virtual care interaction, and may receive copies of this information for a reasonable fee.
I understand that I have the right to withhold or withdraw my consent to receive Virtual Visits at any time, without affecting my right to future care or treatment.
Neither Tono nor any third party is liable for any professional or other advice I obtain from Medical Groups, a Provider via the Virtual Visit, or for any information obtained through the Service. I acknowledge my reliance on any Provider, or information provided by the Virtual Visit, is solely at my own risk and I assume full responsibility for all risk associated therewith. I hereby certify that I am physically located in the state I have entered as my current location for the Virtual Visit. I acknowledge that my ability to access and use the Site, including the Virtual Visits, is conditioned upon the truthfulness of this certification, and that the Medical Groups and Providers I access through the Site and Virtual Visits are relying upon this certification in order to interact with me. In the event that my certification is inaccurate, I agree to indemnify Tono, Medical Groups and the Provider I interact with from any resulting damages, costs, or claims.
By acknowledging “I AGREE,” I hereby authorize Tono, Medical groups and any Provider performing Services through the Site to provide care to me virtually in the course of my engagement and treatment, as applicable.
I agree that my electronic agreement to these Terms is equivalent to the signature of a patient. I understand a copy of this consent form is available by printing this document or by request.