Those wishing to practice medicine in the state of Florida need to obtain a full medical license. Florida does not have specific language within its state statute, nor its administrative regulations, granting physicians a “special/limited” license to enter the state remotely to practice telemedicine.
Florida’s Administrative Regulations do not allow for the administration of medication over the internet through the use of a medical questionnaire. The regulation requires the patient to be examined by the prescribing physician before medication is administered, unless it is an emergency situation.
The Center for Telehealth & e-Health law is committed to keeping the telehealth community informed on emerging legal and regulatory telehealth issues. In efforts to accomplish this goal, CTeL has made available each state’s physician licensure statutes. However, for those interested in a more in-depth analysis of these statutes, CTeL offers its members access to a annotated statutory directory, complete with executive summaries.
Florida Physician Licensure Statute
Florida Physician Licensure Statute – Members