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for: ‘Credentialing and Privileging’

FBI Raises Questions about Interstate Licensing Compact

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently informed state agencies in Minnesota and Montana about concerns over state laws which authorize states to participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. This compact allows doctors who hold medical licenses in one member state to obtain licenses in other states participating in the compact. This compact will […]

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Arkansas Telemedicine Proposal a ‘Good Compromise’

Arkansas’ medical board recently approved proposals to allow doctors and patients to use a telemedicine platform. The Arkansas State Medical Board signed off on amendments to Act 887 of 2015. This amendment allows clinicians to establish “a proper physician/patient relationship (via) real-time audio and visual telemedicine technology” as long as the platform “provides information at […]

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Texas State Medical Board Focuses on Telemedicine

A recent conflict between the Texas State Medical Board and a direct-to-consumer telehealth company, Teladoc, has opened the door for a conversation focused on ways to “modernize telemedicine statues and reduce the regulatory footprint governing the provision of telemedicine services”. During the discussions, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the […]

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NURSE GROUP LOBBIES FOR TELEMEDICINE LICENSURE

Six states have adopted a licensing compact which would allow nurses to practice telemedicine across state lines. Wyoming, Virginia, South Dakota, Idaho, Florida and Tennessee have approved the new licensing compact, and nine other states are considering legislation. In order for the compact to take effect, 26 states or by the end of 2018, must […]

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Questions to Ask Your Telemedicine Malpractice Carrier

We often receive questions at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) on the legal and regulatory issues impacting telemedicine. We recently received a question asking for suggestions on what questions a practitioner should ask a malpractice insurer when making a decision on whether a liability insurance plan will cover the […]

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Telemedical Liability

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) legal resources team member Joseph McMenamin, MD JD, McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC spoke before the American Medical Association (AMA) State Legislative Strategy Conference in January on legal issues that physicians and clinicians need to consider when adopting telehealth practices. He outlined three important steps […]

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CTeL October Brown Bag: Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Primer

“We’re thinking of starting a telemedicine program.  What issues do we need to think about?” Not a day goes by at The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) when we don’t get a call with this question. Or sometimes it is more ominous.  “We’ve started our telemedicine program.  What issues do […]

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CTeL Webinar: Telemedicine in the Home: Benefits, Risks, Reimbursement

Join The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm (EDT) when CTeL hosts a Brown Bag Webinar:   Telemedicine in the Home:   Benefits, Risks, and Reimbursement Join Craig McBurney, CEO, of RemainHome Solutions and Joe McMenamin, MD, JD of CTeL’s Legal Resource Team […]

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CTeL 2014 Non Profit Members: gpTRAC, CCHMC, UPMC

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to have the support of three prominent non profit organizations known for their expertise in the delivery of telemedicine as 2014 CTeL Non Profit Members: Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center-Center for Telehealth University of Pittsburgh […]

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Dr. Miles Ellenby, OSHU, Key to Oregon Telemedicine Credentialing Changes

Dr. Miles Ellenby, Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), played an integral role in securing changes in Oregon’s state credentialing laws. Many who follow the activities of The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) know that Dr. Ellenby was an integral participant in CTeL’s telemedicine […]

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