Nationwide Telemedicine Explosion Creates Regulatory and Risk Issues

Aug 31, 2021

Differing state rules for telemedicine are creating confusion and potential liability issues for physicians. A recent article outlines the dilemmas that are currently developing due to the dramatic increase in the use of telemedicine across the United States – including the debate around medical licensure.

As the pandemic took hold, most states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services temporarily waived rules requiring that physicians and other healthcare professionals hold a valid license in the state in which the patient was located. But now many states are rolling back those waivers and examining the larger debate over states’ authority concerning medical licenses and other enforcement issues.

ISMIE offers a helpful primer on telemedicine for policyholders that outlines the key risk management considerations. Become familiar with the laws and regulations pertaining to telemedicine to avoid inadvertently practicing without a license in another state.

For more information, please contact the Risk Management team.
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