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COVID-19: HHS Issues FAQs on HIPAA and Telehealth to Help Providers Maintain Access to Care During the Pandemic

On March 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued additional guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on HIPAA and telehealth services to help providers furnish care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs follow and provide further information on the Notification of Enforcement Discretion issued by HHS on March 17 (Notification), … Continue Reading

Florida Board of Medicine allows prescribing controlled substances through telemedicine for psychiatric treatment

The Florida Board of Medicine has changed its Standards for Telemedicine Practice by allowing controlled substances to be prescribed through the use of telemedicine only for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Following a pilot program where three psychiatric mental health organizations were given a waiver by the Board in order to prescribe controlled substances via … Continue Reading


We previously reported on the case between Teladoc, Inc. and the Texas Medical Board (Board) (related post here). The medical board issued regulations requiring doctors to see patients in person before prescribing medication. Teladoc sued the board over the regulations and the board moved to dismiss the lawsuit. Judge Robert Pitman recently denied the board’s … Continue Reading

Connecticut enacts Act concerning the facilitation of telehealth

Public Act 15-88 is the first comprehensive law in Connecticut to address telemedicine (also referred to as “telehealth”), and to establish regulatory requirements for providing telehealth services, and mandates certain insurance coverage for such services. Telehealth is a mode of delivering health services to patients via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation … Continue Reading