Those wishing to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky need to obtain a limited institutional practice, fellowship training, special faculty, temporary, or full medical license.
The Kentucky Licensure Statute prohibits a physician from issuing a prescription in response to any electronic communication where the physician has not established a proper physician-patient relationship. The statute further provides that an electronic, online, or telephonic evaluation by questionnaire is inadequate for the initial evaluation of a patient or for any follow-up evaluation.
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.
Kentucky Physician Licensure Statute
Kentucky Physician Licensure Statute – Members