Teleradiology: You May Be Breaking the Law

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As technology advances and demand for high-quality, efficient healthcare increases, teleradiology continues to be a bustling field of medicine and a fertile territory for laws. Teleradiology is a branch of telemedicine that involves the electronic transmission of radiological patient images (i.e., x-rays, MRIs, CTs) from one location to another location for the purpose of interpretation and consultation by radiologists who are not physically present at the transmitting location.

Since teleradiology involves the transmission of patient data potentially across state lines, radiologists must be aware of state laws governing the practice of medicine and in particular, laws specific to telemedicine and teleradiology. Consider the situation when a patient’s x-rays are taken in State A, but are then electronically sent to the radiologist for interpretation in State B. Is the radiologist required to be licensed to practice medicine in both State A and State B? How about licensure in State A but not State B, or vise versa? The answers to these questions depend on the laws in the transmitting state (State A) and the receiving state (State B).

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