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Texas Jumps on Board with Relaxed Telemedicine Practice Requirements

by Baker Ober Health Law on

Over the weekend, the Texas governor signed into law legislation which significantly relaxed Texas's previously restrictive telemedicine laws. (2017 Texas Senate Bill no. 1107)....more

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Another Hearing on Telemedicine and Medical Marijuana Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On August 4, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a third public hearing to discuss its proposed amendment to Florida’s telemedicine practice rules regarding medical marijuana. The Board held two prior public...more

“Lone Star” Joins the Rest of Nation as Texas Passes New Telemedicine Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On May 12, 2017, the Texas State Legislature passed SB 1107, a law expanding the use of telemedicine in the Lone Star State. The bill is now on its way to Governor Abbot’s desk where he is expected to sign it into law....more

Texas Legislature Approves Bill Reducing Barriers for Telemedicine

by Jones Day on

The Texas legislature passed S.B. 1107 yesterday, May 18, 2017. The bill, negotiated with input from the Texas e-Health Alliance and various other stakeholder groups, expands options for health care providers utilizing...more

South Carolina Enacts New Telemedicine Law: What You Should Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley signed the South Carolina Telemedicine Act (S.B. 1035) into law, on June 3, 2016, establishing new telemedicine practice standards in the Palmetto State. Prior to the Act, the controlling...more

Alaska Enacts New Telemedicine Law: What Providers Should Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed SB 74 into law on June 21, 2016, expanding the use of telemedicine in the Last Frontier state. Specifically, SB 74 removes Alaska’s previous in-state presence requirements for prescribing...more

Louisiana’s New Telemedicine Law Opens Doors, Removes Barriers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Louisiana’s governor signed into law, HB 570, (the “Act”), eliminating a prior requirement that physicians practicing telemedicine maintain an office in Louisiana or contract with in-state providers. The Act also changes the...more

Virginia Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Virginia has made strides to expand the telehealth offerings available to its residents and the Old Dominion took another step forward advancing telemedicine when it enacted a bill amending Virginia Code § 38.2-3418.16 to...more

West Virginia's New Telemedicine Practice Standards & Remote Prescribing Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed into law, on March 24, 2016, a new bill (House Bill No. 4463) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Mountain State....more

Louisiana Telemedicine Practice Rules: What Providers Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Louisiana’s Board of Medical Examiners (the “Board”) enacted regulations in the fall amending the prior practice standards for telemedicine, the requirements for obtaining a telemedicine permit, and the rules on remote...more

Florida Expands Telemedicine Controlled Substance Prescribing

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Florida Board of Medicine recently met and voted to uphold a rule allowing controlled substances to be prescribed via telemedicine for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. This change has enormous potential to benefit...more

Six Ways to Take Advantage of New Hampshire’s New Telemedicine Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A physician in New Hampshire can now establish a valid doctor-patient relationship without needing a prior in-person exam. This is among several recent changes in New Hampshire’s telemedicine laws that offer new opportunities...more

Arkansas Medical Board Proposes to Relax State Telemedicine Laws

Last month, the Arkansas State Medical Board’s Telemedicine Advisory Committee indicated that it was in the process of drafting a rule that would allow establishment of a physician-patient relationship through the use of...more

Telemedicine Prescribers Should Read This Case: U.S. vs. Zadeh

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Health care providers who use telemedicine for remote prescribing of controlled substances should pay close attention to an important case currently pending at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case will decide whether...more

Health Law Wire: E-Prescribing Mandate (3/15)

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an extender for the electronic prescription mandate late last week, pushing the compliance date to March 27, 2016. The law generally provides that “no person shall issue any...more

“PhysTexting” Is Not Enough to Form a Patient-Physician Relationship

by BakerHostetler on

The Texas Medical Board is proposing to modify its disciplinary rules to more specifically define the requisites for a physician-patient relationship required for prescribing. Under the proposed revision to 22 T.A.C. § 190.8,...more

Texas Torches Telemedicine? Board Issues Emergency Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Texas Medical Board issued an Emergency Rule with proposed changes to the practice standards and disciplinary guidelines for remote prescribing via telemedicine consults. The Emergency Rule states that the use of online...more

Electronic Prescribing And Electronic Health Records Exceptions To The Stark Law

by Carlton Fields on

The electronic prescribing and electronic health records (“EHR”) exceptions to the federal physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) were first published in the Federal Register in 2006, yet they...more

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