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“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

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

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

Key Takeaways From Indiana's New Telemedicine Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law, on March 21, 2016, a new bill (House Act No. 1263) implementing a variety of telemedicine practice standards and remote prescribing rules in the Hoosier State. Effective July 1,...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

DC Proposes New Telemedicine Rules: What You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The District of Columbia Department of Health recently issued proposed rules that, if enacted, would constitute the first regulations on telemedicine practice standards in the nation’s capital. Other than a 2014 policy...more

Arkansas Prepares New Telemedicine Practice Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Great State of Arkansas was ranked last among all states in a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association on telemedicine practice standards. The good news is the Arkansas Board of Medicine indicated plans to...more

Five Takeaways from North Dakota’s Proposed Telemedicine Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The North Dakota Board of Medicine issued proposed regulations designed to move the Peace Garden State to the list of telemedicine-friendly states. The rules properly focus on the quality of care delivered, rather than the...more

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

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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

Potential Revisions to North Carolina Medical Board Telemedicine Position Statements on the Horizon

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Policy Committee of the North Carolina Medical Board (“NCMB”) issued proposed revisions to its “Telemedicine” and “Contact with Patients before Prescribing” position statements on September 23, 2014. In short, the...more

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