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Prescribing Controlled Substances Without an In-Person Exam: The Practice of Telemedicine Under the Ryan Haight Act

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series addressing telemedicine prescribing and controlled substances, designed to give some much needed practical guidance and orientation to established healthcare providers,...more

New Jersey Telemedicine Law Update

The majority of states have already enacted legislation governing telemedicine. New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bipartisan Bill (S291) which would address the growth of telemedicine in New Jersey. On November 3, 2016,...more

News From the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - April 2017

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Trial Bar Proposes Anti-Ride-Sharing Amendments to Insurance Bill - The Senate Judiciary Committee considered amendments this week proposed by the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association that would likely force Uber out of...more

Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a series addressing telemedicine prescribing and controlled substances, designed to give some much needed practical guidance and orientation to established health care providers,...more

News From the Vermont Statehouse - An Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - March 2017 #3

Paid Family Leave Could Be Costly - The House Committee on Ways and Means took up H.196, the Paid Family Leave bill this week after it passed out of the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs over...more

A Chinese healthcare boom

by Hogan Lovells on

Presenting a tremendous potential for growth fueled by domestic demographic and economic forces, China's healthcare industry has attracted notable PE investments in recent years. And with some commentators projecting that...more

States Continue Trend to Reduce Telemedicine Barriers

In 2016 and now in early 2017, state legislatures and regulatory boards continue to enact laws and rules setting telemedicine practice standards. Such standards generally include clarifying the definition of telemedicine as...more

Ohio Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Ohio Medical Board just last week adopted new rules for telemedicine prescribing of drugs and controlled substances, allowing providers to prescribe drugs via telemedicine without conducting an in-person examination....more

New Resources for Telehealth Chronic Care Management (CCM) Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

More good news for hospitals, health care providers, and entrepreneurs interested in telehealth and Chronic Care Management (CCM). CMS just recently introduced a new educational initiative called Connected Care: the Chronic...more

Event Insights: 2017 Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Conference

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Georgia Partnership for Telehealth hosted another exceptional conference at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on March 22–24, 2017. We were inspired by the speakers and vendors, enjoyed the environment, and valued getting to...more

[Event] Corporate Counsel Conference - May 3-5, Chicago, Illinois

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

During this unique conference, we will explore the workplace of tomorrow with live technology demonstrations and in-depth, collaborative presentations and workshops....more

Utah Provides Structure to Telehealth, Expands Access to Mental Health in Proposed Bill

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Utah is one of the many states that started off 2017 with proposals to change its existing telehealth laws and regulations. Proposed Utah HB 154 (the Proposed Bill), endorsed by Ken Ivory and Allen Christensen, amends the...more

Texas to Take a Leap Forward in Telehealth – A Proposed Bill Drops the Controversial In-Person Evaluation Requirement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Texas telehealth requirements will significantly change in the near future if Texas Senate Bill 1107 is passed into law, which removes the controversial “face-to-face” or in-person consultation requirement to establish a...more

Arkansas is at it Again! Telemedicine Regulation in Arkansas Undergoes Additional Change

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Arkansas currently has one of the most restrictive telemedicine environments in the country, and was one of the last states to require an in-person examination to form a provider-patient relationship. Prior to September 2016,...more

Telemedicine Liability – The Real Numbers

by Cozen O'Connor on

Amidst all the interesting legal and regulatory issues implicated by telemedicine, one issue less discussed is the potential liability exposure associated with telemedicine. Many critics have argued that the nature of how...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Governor’s $35 Million Housing Bond Discussed in Ways and Means Committee - Executive Director Gus Selig of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board revealed some of the details this week behind the $35 million bond...more

The Critical Role of Telemedicine in the Addiction Crisis

by Cozen O'Connor on

Telemedicine is now mainstream. Surprisingly, however, one area in which telemedicine has not been used to its fullest capability is drug addiction treatment. As you are aware, the country is in the midst of an addiction...more

FSMB and ATA Documents Shed Light on States’ Views on Telemedicine

by Cozen O'Connor on

Over the past year, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) have published documents regarding telemedicine that shed some new light on how state regulatory bodies view...more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - February 2017

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The Agency of Transportation has submitted a proposal to the House Transportation Committee that would allow the agency to seek damages from a utility that fails to move or adjust a utility line that is in a state or local...more

Virtual Care Realities: Launching a Telehealth Initiative – Key Questions a Provider Should Address to Ensure Impact

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Author’s note: Dorsey Health Strategies (DHS), a healthcare business consultancy founded by Dorsey & Whitney, offers a comprehensive array of business advisory and regulatory services to health industry clients; accordingly,...more

Health Law Insights: January Newsletter

by Roetzel & Andress on

ALERT: Health Reform Outlook for 2017: A Year of Major Uncertainty - Fulfilling their promises, Congressional Republicans moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the first day of the new Congress when Senate...more

ML Strategies 2017 Outlook: Health Care

If Congress chose to do nothing other than what it absolutely has to address, it would have three very consuming legislative policy issues on its plate in 2017: the various User Fee Acts (UFAs) reauthorization, the...more

Florida Board of Medicine Hearing on Telemedicine and Medical Marijuana

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Florida Board of Medicine will hold a public hearing on February 3, 2017 to discuss its proposed amendment to Florida’s telemedicine practice rules. The proposed amendment, published December 8, 2016, is intended to...more

Removing Barriers to Telehealth in Oklahoma: Increasing Access to Care and Improving Health Outcomes Across the State

by GableGotwals on

Imagine that today is July 1, 2014, and you live in north Tulsa, a statistically poor area of the city. You receive health coverage through Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, you have a terrible sore throat, and you...more

Top 5 Takeaways from New Michigan Telehealth Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Michigan is ringing in 2017 with a new telehealth law. Governor Rick Snyder signed into law SB 0753 on December 21, 2016, imposing new telehealth practice standards, including restrictions on prescribing controlled substances...more

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