The paper considers the current state, development and introduction of telemedicine in the Russian Federation in accordance with the current national/federal regulatory and legal acts and scientific publications. It also presents the actual problems of obtaining and providing medical services through telemedicine technologies. Main emphasis is laid on the legal status of a healthcare worker in providing medical care through telemedicine technologies; possible problems that a doctor or another healthcare worker associated with telemedicine may face are identified. © 2019, Media Sphera Publishing Group. All rights reserved.