"Online medical care" Extension of special measures due to the spread of new corona infection Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare August 6th 18:37
Regarding the "online medical treatment", where medical examinations are conducted without going to a medical institution, the special measures to accept from the first medical examination have been extended due to the spread of new coronavirus infection.
As for "online medical care," which is a medical examination without going to a medical institution using a telephone or the Internet, in principle, it was not permitted in the case of the first medical examination, but from April this year due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Exceptionally, it is recognized even at the first visit under certain conditions.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a review meeting by experts to discuss future measures and decided to extend the special measure for another three months.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, there are over 20,000 online medical treatments from April to June nationwide from April to June.
However, in some cases, it was carried out even if the conditions were not met, and in this case 88 cases were prescribed psychotropic drugs etc. which were not allowed in the online medical examination at the first visit to prevent abuse and lateral discharge. It was reported.
It means that medical institutions will be instructed through prefectures in the future.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, open again review meeting on the prospect of about three months after, we decided to determine whether to continue the special measures in light of such infection situation.