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Texas Telehealth Bill Signed Into Law

With Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) signature on it over the weekend, Senate Bill 1107/House Bill 2697 officially became Texas law. And with that, Texas became the final of the 50 states to do away with the requirement that a doctor-patient relationship be established only in person. As MobiHealthNews, the Dallas Morning News, and others first […]

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Telehealth in D.C.? New City Council Bill Would Facilitate Expanded Usage

For many people, telehealth might seem like the kind of thing that would disproportionately benefit patients in rural areas–small-town patients who would otherwise have to drive long distances in order to visit a specialty provider, for example. But telehealth has equal potential when it comes to addressing health care disparities among patients living in underserved […]

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Texas Medical Board Drops Appeal in Teladoc Case

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has ended its challenge to a federal court’s ruling last December that denied its motion to dismiss Teladoc’s antitrust claims against the board. The district court had determined that the TMB was not immune to federal antitrust laws, and the board appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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FTC Investigates Texas Medical Board for Possible Antitrust Violations

In a significant development for state medical boards, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has confirmed it is investigating the Texas Medical Board (TMB) over antitrust concerns, POLITICO reports. Earlier this month, the FTC and Department of Justice filed a joint amicus brief siding with Teladoc in its federal antitrust lawsuit against the Board.  The brief […]

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Arkansas Loosens Telemedicine Restrictions

It’s official: Doctors in Arkansas can now treat a first-time patient using a telemedicine platform as long as they perform a “face-to-face” examination using real-time video technology. The new rule went into effect August 26. However, at least for the time being, patients must be located in a healthcare facility during telemedical encounters, although care […]

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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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Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compacts Gain Momentum

Five more states have signed up to ease licensing processes for doctors hoping to practice telemedicine across state lines. Recently, Colorado became the 17th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, with Gov. John Hickenlooper signing legislation on June 8. Overseen by the Federation of State Medical Boards, offers an expedited licensing process for […]

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First-Ever Mock Licensure Disciplinary Hearing-CTeL Summit

After 30 years of practicing medicine, your license is in jeopardy. You are called in front of your licensure board for practicing telemedicine. Why? Telemedicine is legal in your state. Who filed the complaint? Your patient? No, they were happy with the care they received. The health system where you work? Unlikely. The pharmacist who […]

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CTeL Executive Spring Summit on Telemedicine Legal & Regulatory Issues Announced!

The CTeL Executive Summit is back after a successful Fall Summit in November. Join us for two packed days of uncensored, substantive discussions, with YOU, the telehealth pioneer in mind. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out. Grab your seat at the table to hear directly from the source about the legal and regulatory […]

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Direct to Consumer Telemedicine Providers Beware

“We don’t have any authority over the company or health system providing direct to consumer (DTC)  telemedicine.  Only the physician.  We have to wait for a complaint.” When asked about enforcement of medical practice laws, this is the nearly unanimous response from state medical boards. This response came to the forefront when CTeL reviewed a […]

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