Arizona

CURRENT STATE LAWS & POLICY

AT A GLANCE

Medicaid Program

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Administrator

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration

Regional Telehealth Resource Center

Southwest Telehealth Resource Center

Medicaid Reimbursement

Live Video: Yes
Store-and-Forward: Yes
Remote Patient Monitoring: Yes

Private Payer Law

Law Exists: Yes
Payment Parity: No

Professional Requirements

Licensure Compacts: PTC, PSY, NLC
Consent Requirements: Yes

Last updated 02/28/2021

Audio Only Delivery

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Medicaid: COVID-19 Telephonic Billing

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K 1115 Demonstration

STATUS: Expired Mar. 12, 2021

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

Last updated 02/28/2021

Cross State Licensing

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

Last updated 02/28/2021

Easing Prescribing Requirements

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

SB 1682: Updating Provider Tele-Prescribing Criteria

STATUS: Pending

Last updated 02/28/2021

Miscellaneous

No Reference Found

Last updated 02/28/2021

Originating Site

No Reference Found

Last updated 02/28/2021

Private Payer

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on Telemedicine Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on Telemedicine Coverage – Private Insurers

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on Telemedicine for Workers Compensation

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

Last updated 02/28/2021

Provier Type

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

STATUS:

Last updated 02/28/2021

Service Expansion

Medicaid:  Telehealth Delivery and Billing FAQs

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Governor: Executive Order on Telemedicine Coverage

STATUS: Active, until end of COVID-19 emergency declaration

Office of the Secretary of State – Regulatory bulletin announcing enforcement of Governor’s executive orders

Last updated 02/28/2021

Definition

Teledentistry is “the acquisition and transmission of all necessary subjective and objective diagnostic data through interactive audio, video or data communications by an AHCCCS registered dental provider to a dentist at a distant site for triage, dental treatment planning, and referral.”

Telemedicine is “the practice of synchronous (real-time) health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation and treatment and the transfer of medical data through interactive audio, video or data communications that occur in the physical presence of the patient.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10/47-48), (07/01/2020) & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/49-50), (07/01/2020). (Accessed Jan. 2021).

Teledentistry is “the acquisition and transmission of all necessary subjective and objective diagnostic data through interactive audio, video or data communications by an AHCCCS registered dental provider to a dentist at a distant site for triage, dental treatment planning, and referral.

Telemedicine is “the practice of synchronous (real-time) health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment and the transfer of medical data through interactive audio and video communications that occur in the physical presence of the patient.”

Telehealth is “healthcare services delivered via asynchronous (store-and-forward), remote patient monitoring, teledentistry, or telemedicine (interactive audio and video).

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services, Ch. 300, (320-I pg. 1-2). Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Last updated 02/28/2021

Email, Phone & Fax

Two HCPCS codes used for a Virtual check-in with physicians via a number of communication technology modalities including synchronous discussion over a telephone or exchange of information through video or image. Virtual check-ins are initiated by the patient and may be performed via multiple technology modalities including telephone, secure text messaging, email, or use of a patient portal. The two HCPCS codes are included in the 2020/2021 Fee Schedule.

  • G2010 – Remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images submitted by an established patient (e.g., store and forward), including interpretation with follow-up with the patient within 24 business hours, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment.
  • G2012 – Brief communication technology-based service, e.g., virtual check-in, by a physician or other qualified health care professional who can report evaluation and management services, provided to an established patient, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment; 5-10 minutes of medical discussion.

SOURCE: AZ Physician Fee Schedule (2020-2021) ; AZ  Evaluation and Management Codes & AZ Administrative Code Title 20, Ch. 5, pg. 435. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Last updated 02/28/2021

Live Video

POLICY

Fee-for-Service Provider Manual

AHCCCS will reimburse for medically necessary, non-experimental and cost-effective services provided via telehealth in their fee for service program.

Telehealth may include healthcare services delivered via teledentistry, telemedicine, or asynchronous (store-and-forward).

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10/47-48), (07/01/2020) & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/49-50), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).


ELIGIBLE SERVICES/SPECIALTIES

Some of the services that can be covered via real-time telehealth include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Home Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient Consultations
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology/Radiation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Office Visits (adult and pediatric)
  • Outpatient Consultations
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pathology & Radiology
  • Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery Follow-Up and Consultations

Behavioral health services are covered for all Medicaid-eligible AHCCCS beneficiaries and KidsCare members.

Covered behavioral health services can include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic consultation and evaluation,
  • Psychotropic medication adjustment and monitoring,
  • Individual and family counseling, and
  • Case management.

For a complete code set of services, along with their eligible place of service and modifiers, that can be billed as telehealth please visit the AHCCCS Medical Coding Resources webpage.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10/46-49), (07/01/2020); IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 8 Individual Practitioner Services (8/48 & 50), (07/14/2020) (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Prolonged preventive services, beyond the typical service of the primary procedure, that require direct patient contact and occur in either the office or another outpatient setting are covered under telehealth.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10/49), (07/01/2020), (Accessed Feb. 2020).

AHCCCS Policy Manual

AHCCCS covers medically necessary, non-experimental, and cost-effective Telehealth services provided by AHCCCS registered providers.

Synchronous (real-time) Telemedicine:

  • Shall not replace provider choice for healthcare delivery modality.
  • Shall not replace member choice for healthcare delivery modality.
  • Shall be AHCCCS-covered services that are medically necessary and cost effective.

AHCCCS covers Teledentistry for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) aged members when provided by an AHCCCS registered dental provider.  Teledentistry includes the provision of preventative and other approved therapeutic services by the AHCCCS registered Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist, who provides dental hygiene services under an affiliated practice relationship with a dentist. Teledentistry does not replace the dental examination by the dentist, limited periodic and comprehensive examinations cannot be billed through the use of Teledentistry alone.

Non-emergency transportation (NEMT) is a covered benefit for member transport to and from the Originating Site where applicable.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 2-3), Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021)

Teledentistry services will be reimbursed for enrollees under the age of 21.

SOURCE: AZ Statute, Sec. 36-2907.13. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Two HCPCS codes used for a Virtual check-in with physicians via a number of communication technology modalities including synchronous discussion over a telephone or exchange of information through video or image. Virtual check-ins are initiated by the patient and may be performed via multiple technology modalities including telephone, secure text messaging, email, or use of a patient portal. The two HCPCS codes are included in the 2020/2021 Fee Schedule.

  • G2010 – Remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images submitted by an established patient (e.g., store and forward), including interpretation with follow-up with the patient within 24 business hours, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment.
  • G2012 – Brief communication technology-based service, e.g., virtual check-in, by a physician or other qualified health care professional who can report evaluation and management services, provided to an established patient, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment; 5-10 minutes of medical discussion.

SOURCE: AZ Physician Fee Schedule (2020-2021); AZ  Evaluation and Management Codes & AZ Administrative Code Title 20, Ch. 5, pg. 435. (Accessed Feb. 2021).


ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS

Fee-for-Service Provider Manual & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual

Telehealth, including Teledentistry services, may be provided by AHCCCS registered providers, within their scope of practice.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For- Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10-49), (07/01/2020)  & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual (8/51), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Jan. 2021).

Telehealth and telemedicine may qualify as a FQHC/RHC visit if it meets the requirements as specified in AMPM Policy 320-I.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS. Provider Qualifications and Provider Requirements.  Ch. 600, (670 Pg. 3). Oct. 2015 (Accessed Jan. 2021) & AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10 Addendum: FQHC/RHC, (10-3), (7/26/2019) (Accessed Jan. 2021).


ELIGIBLE SITES

Fee-for-Service Provider Manual definitions:

Distant site means “the site at which the provider delivering the service is located at the time the service is provided via telehealth (formerly hub site).”

Originating site means “the location of the AHCCCS member at the service is being furnished via telehealth or where the asynchronous service originates (formerly spoke site). This is considered the place of service.”

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For- Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10-48), (07/01/2020) & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/50), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).


GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS

There are no geographic restrictions for telehealth. Services delivered via telehealth are covered by AHCCCS in rural and urban regions.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 2), Oct. 2019 ; AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10-46), & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/50), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).


FACILITY/TRANSMISSION FEE

No Reference Found

Last updated 02/28/2021

Miscellaneous

Contractors shall promote the use of telehealth to support an adequate provider network.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 2), Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Behavioral Health Medical Record Requirements include the requirement for members receiving services via telemedicine, to have copies of electronically recorded information of direct, consultative or collateral clinical interviews.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS.  Ch. 940: Quality Management and Performance Improvement Program. Pg. 5 & 6.  (9/01/2020).  (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Out of State Providers

No Reference Found

Last updated 02/28/2021

Overview

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) covers medically necessary, non-experimental, and cost-effective Telehealth services provided by AHCCCS-registered providers. There are no geographic restrictions for Telehealth; services delivered via Telehealth are covered by AHCCCS in rural and urban regions. They reimburse for store-and-forward for specific specialties and for remote patient monitoring, although restrictions apply. Arizona’s Medicaid program uses an integrated managed care model with a fee-for-service delivery system for Alaska Native/American Indian populations and limited emergency services.

All services provided via telehealth must be medically necessary, non-experimental and cost-effective services.  Services are billed by the individual provider (located at the distant site).  Tele-presenter services are not billable.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10-46 & 48), (07/01/2020); AHCCCS Medical Policy Manual Section 320-I Telehealth (08/01/19). p. 2. (Accessed Feb. 2021);  IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual (8/48 & 50), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).; AHCCCS, AHCCCS Fact Sheet: What is AHCCCS Managed Care? (n.d.) (Accessed Feb. 2021)

Last updated 02/28/2021

Remote Patient Monitoring

POLICY

Remote Patient Monitoring is “personal health and medical data collection from a member in one location via electronic communication technologies, which is transmitted to a provider in a different location for use in providing improved chronic disease management, care, and related support. Such monitoring may be either synchronous (real-time) or asynchronous (store-and-forward).

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services, Ch. 300, (320-I pg. 1-2). Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

AHCCCS will reimburse for remote patient monitoring in their fee-for-service program. Managed care organizations must abide by AHCCCS fee-for-service coverage policy.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 1), Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021) & AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC) Contract Amendment, Section A. p. 166, Oct. 2020. (Accessed Feb. 2021).


CONDITIONS

No Reference Found


PROVIDER LIMITATIONS

No Reference Found


OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Remote patient monitoring:

  1. Shall not replace provider choice for healthcare delivery modality.
  2. Shall not replace member choice for healthcare delivery modality.
  3. Shall be AHCCCS-covered services that are medically necessary and cost effective.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 3), Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Last updated 02/28/2021

Store and Forward

POLICY

Asynchronous (store-and-forward) is “transmission of recorded health history (e.g. pre-recorded videos, digital data, or digital images, such as x-rays and photos) through a secure electronic communications system between a practitioner, usually a specialist, and a member or other practitioner, in order to evaluate the case or to render consultative and/or therapeutic services outside of a synchronous (real-time) interaction. As compared to a real-time member care, synchronous care allows practitioners to assess, evaluate, consult, or treat conditions using secure digital transmission services, data storage services, and software solutions.”

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services, Ch. 300, (320-I pg. 1-2). Oct. 2019 & AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10/47-48), (07/01/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

AHCCCS will reimburse for store-and-forward in their fee-for-service program for certain services.

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Professional and Technical Services, (10-46), (07/01/2020) & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/48), (07/14/2020). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Two HCPCS codes used for a Virtual check-in with physicians via a number of communication technology modalities including synchronous discussion over a telephone or exchange of information through video or image. Virtual check-ins are initiated by the patient and may be performed via multiple technology modalities including telephone, secure text messaging, email, or use of a patient portal. The two HCPCS codes are included in the 2020/2021 Fee Schedule.

  • G2010 – Remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images submitted by an established patient (e.g., store and forward), including interpretation with follow-up with the patient within 24 business hours, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment.
  • G2012 – Brief communication technology-based service, e.g., virtual check-in, by a physician or other qualified health care professional who can report evaluation and management services, provided to an established patient, not originating from a related E/M service provided within the previous 7 days nor leading to an E/M service or procedure within the next 24 hours or soonest available appointment; 5-10 minutes of medical discussion.

SOURCE: AZ Physician Fee Schedule (2020-2021), ; AZ  Evaluation and Management Codes & AZ Administrative Code Title 20, Ch. 5, pg. 435. (Accessed Feb. 2021).


ELIGIBLE SERVICES/SPECIALTIES

The following services are covered via asynchronous telehealth (store-and-forward):

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Covered behavioral health services can include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic consultation and evaluation,
  • Psychotropic medication adjustment and monitoring,
  • Individual and family counseling, and
  • Case management.

Covered behavioral health services via asynchronous telehealth can include Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment (NODA).

SOURCE: AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For- Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Professional and Technical Services, (10/47-49), (07/01/2020) & IHS/Tribal Provider Billing Manual, (8/49-50), (07/14/2020).(Accessed Feb. 2021).

AHCCS Medical Policy Manual

  • AHCCCS only covers store-and-forward for the following:
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Allergy/Immunology

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 2), Oct. 2019. (Accessed Feb. 2021).


GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS

There are no geographic restrictions for telehealth. Services delivered via telehealth are covered by AHCCCS in rural and urban regions.

SOURCE: AZ Medical Policy for AHCCCS Covered Services. Telehealth and Telemedicine Ch 300, (320-I pg. 2), Oct. 2019. & AZ Health Care Cost Containment System, AHCCCS Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual, Ch. 10: Individual Practitioner Services, (10-46) (Accessed Jan, 2021).


FACILITY/TRANSMISSION FEE

No Reference Found

Last updated 02/28/2021

Parity

SERVICE PARITY

Effective December 31, 2020

Health care services must be covered through telemedicine if the health care service would be covered when delivered in-person.  Services provided through telemedicine or resulting from a telemedicine consultation are subject to all of Arizona’s laws and rules governing prescribing, dispensing and administering prescription pharmaceuticals and devices and shall comply with Arizona licensure requirements, and any practice guidelines of a national association of medical professionals promoting access to medical care for consumers via telecommunications technology or other qualified medical professional societies to ensure quality of care.  This section does not apply to limited benefit coverage as defined in section 20‑1137.

SOURCE:  AZ Senate Bill 1089 (2019). & AZ Rev. Statutes. Sec. 20-841.09 & 20-1057.13 & 20-1376.05 & 20-1406.05 (Accessed Sept. 2020)


PAYMENT PARITY

No explicit payment parity.

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Private Payers

Effective December 31, 2020

[Telemedicine] means the interactive use of audio, video or other electronic media, including asynchronous store-and-forward technologies and remote patient monitoring technologies, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation or treatment. [Telemedicine] does not include the sole use of an audio‑only telephone, a video‑only system, a facsimile machine, instant messages or electronic mail.

SOURCE:  AZ Senate Bill 1089 (2019). & AZ Rev. Statutes. Sec. 20-841.09 & 20-1057.13 & 20-1376.05 & 20-1406.05. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Under Arizona Administrative Code, Department of Insurance, Health Care Services Organizations Oversight, “telemedicine means diagnostic, consultation, and treatment services that occur in the physical presence of an enrollee on a real-time basis through interactive audio, video, or data communication.”

SOURCE: AZ Admin. Code Sec. R20-6-1902. Pg. 127 (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Requirements

Effective December 31, 2020

All contracts (Health Care Service Organizations and policies) issued, delivered or renewed on or after January 1, 2018 must provide coverage for health care services that are provided through telemedicine if the health care service would be covered were it provided through in‑person consultation between the subscriber and a health care provider and provided to a subscriber receiving the service in this state.  A corporation may not limit or deny coverage of health care services provided through telemedicine and may apply only the same limits or exclusions on a health care service provided through telemedicine that are applicable to an in-person consultation for the same health care service.  The contract may limit the coverage to those health care providers who are members of the corporation’s provider network.

SOURCE:  AZ Senate Bill 1089 (2019). & AZ Rev. Statutes. Sec. 20-841.09 & 20-1057.13 & 20-1376.05 & 20-1406.05.  (Accessed Feb. 2021)

Health Care Service Organizations (HCSO) are allowed, but not mandated, to provide access to covered services through telemedicine, telephone, and email.

SOURCE: AZ Admin. Code Sec. R20-6-1915. Pg. 130 (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Cross State Licensing

An out-of-state doctor may engage in a single or infrequent consultation with an Arizona physician if the consultation regards a specific patient or patients.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-1421. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Effective January 3, 2021

Behavioral health providers delivering care via telepractice to Arizona patients must be licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

SOURCE: AZ Administrative Code, Title 4, Ch. 6, R4-6-1106. Telepractice. (Accessed Feb. 2021)

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Definitions

Under Arizona Statute, Public Health & Safety, “telemedicine means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation and treatment and the transfer of medical data through interactive audio, video or data communications that occur in the physical presence of the patient, including audio or video communications sent to a health care provider for diagnostic or treatment consultation.”

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 36-3601.  (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Under the Board of Behavioral health, “telepractice” means providing behavioral health services through interactive audio, video or electronic communication that occurs between the behavioral health professional and the client, including any electronic communication for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, including distance counseling, in a secure platform, and that meets the requirements of telemedicine pursuant to section 36-3602.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-3251(15). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Licensure Compacts

Arizona adopted the Interjurisdictional Compact of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (PSYPACT).

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-2087. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Arizona has conditionally repealed and asked to withdraw from the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-3241. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Member of Nurse Licensure Compact.

SOURCE:  AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-1660 &Nurse Licensure Compact (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Member of Physical Therapy Compact.

SOURCE:  AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-2053 & Physical Therapy Compact (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Member of Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact.

SOURCE: PSYPACT. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Miscellaneous

Arizona explicitly prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide an abortion.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 36-3604. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Online Prescribing

Physicians are prohibited from issuing a prescription to patients without having a physical or mental health status examination to establish a provider-patient relationship.

The physical or mental health status examination can be conducting during a real-time telemedicine encounter, unless the examination is for purpose of obtaining a written certification from the physician for medical marijuana.

SOURCE: Arizona Revised Statute Sec. 32-1401(tt) (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Professional Board Standards

Board of Psychologist Examiners

SOURCE: AZ Reg. Sec. R4-26-109. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

SOURCE: AZ Reg. Sec. R4-6-1106. (Accessed Feb. 2021).