Those wishing to practice medicine in the state of Louisiana need to obtain a telemedicine, temporary training, limited purpose, or full medical license.
The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners issued a statement of position declaring it unlawful for a physician to prescribe medication in the absence of a physical examination of the patient. Dispensing or prescribing medication without a pre-existing physician-patient relationship violates the accepted standards of care and may be characterized as professional or medical incompetency. An online or telephonic questionnaire for a patient that the physician has never personally examined is inadequate.
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.
Louisiana Physician Licensure Statute
Louisiana Physician Licensure Statute – Members