Professional Requirements

Definitions

Each state differs in how they define the term ‘telemedicine’ or ‘telehealth’. In some states both terms are explicitly defined in law and/or policy and regulations. ‘Telehealth’ is sometimes used to reflect a broader definition, while “telemedicine” is used mainly to define the delivery of clinical services.  Additional variations of the term, primarily utilizing the “tele” prefix are also becoming more prevalent.  Sometimes states use one definition that applies to Medicaid, private payers and professional regulation while other times states have separate definitions for each.

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Federal

Last updated 02/28/2021

Controlled Substances Act

The term “practice of telemedicine” means, for …

Controlled Substances Act

The term “practice of telemedicine” means, for purposes of this title, the practice of medicine in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws by a practitioner (other than a pharmacist) who is at a location remote from the patient and is communicating with the patient, or health care professional who is treating the patient, using a telecommunications system referred to in section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act, which practice—

  • is being conducted—
    • while the patient is being treated by, and physically located in, a hospital or clinic registered under section 303(f); and
    • by a practitioner—
      • acting in the usual course of professional practice;
      • acting in accordance with applicable State law; and
      • registered under section 303(f) in the State in which the patient is located, unless the practitioner—
        • is exempted from such registration in all States under section 302(d); or
        • is—
          • an employee or contractor of the Department of Veterans Affairs who is acting in the scope of such employment or contract; and
          • registered under section 303(f) in any State or is utilizing the registration of a hospital or clinic operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs registered under section 303(f)
  • is being conducted while the patient is being treated by, and in the physical presence of, a practitioner—
    • acting in the usual course of professional practice;
    • acting in accordance with applicable State law; and
    • registered under section 303(f) in the State in which the patient is located, unless the practitioner—
      • is exempted from such registration in all States under section 302(d); or
      • is—
        • an employee or contractor of the Department of Veterans Affairs who is acting in the scope of such employment or contract; and
        • registered under section 303(f) in any State or is using the registration of a hospital or clinic operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs registered under section 303(f);
  • is being conducted by a practitioner—
    • who is an employee or contractor of the Indian Health Service, or is working for an Indian tribe or tribal organization under its contract or compact with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act;
    • acting within the scope of the employment, contract, or compact described in clause (i); and
    • who is designated as an Internet Eligible Controlled Substances Provider by the Secretary under section 311(g)(2).
      • is being conducted during a public health emergency declared by the Secretary under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act; and
      • involves patients located in such areas, and such controlled substances, as the Secretary, with the concurrence of the Attorney General, designates, provided that such designation shall not be subject to the procedures prescribed by subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code;
  • is being conducted by a practitioner who has obtained from the Attorney General a special registration under section 311(h);
  • is being conducted –
    • in a medical emergency situation—
      • that prevents the patient from being in the physical presence of a practitioner registered under section 303(f) who is an employee or contractor of the Veterans Health Administration acting in the usual course of business and employment and within the scope of the official duties or contract of that employee or contractor;
      • that prevents the patient from being physically present at a hospital or clinic operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs registered under section 303(f);
      • during which the primary care practitioner of the patient or a practitioner otherwise practicing telemedicine within the meaning of this paragraph is unable to provide care or consultation; and
      • that requires immediate intervention by a health care practitioner using controlled substances to prevent what the practitioner reasonably believes in good faith will be imminent and serious clinical consequences, such as further injury or death; and
  • by a practitioner that—
    • is an employee or contractor of the Veterans Health Administration acting within the scope of that employment or contract;
    • is registered under section 303(f) in any State or is utilizing the registration of a hospital or clinic operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs registered under section 303(f); and
    • issues a controlled substance prescription in this emergency context that is limited to a maximum of a 5-day supply which may not be extended or refilled; or
  • is being conducted under any other circumstances that the Attorney General and the Secretary have jointly, by regulation, determined to be consistent with effective controls against diversion and otherwise consistent with the public health and safety.

SOURCE:  21 USCS Sec. 802, (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Alabama

Last updated 06/08/2021

Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission

Telemedicine, or …

Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission

Telemedicine, or telehealth, is the provision of medical services to a patient via telecommunication. To provide medical services to an Alabama patient via telemedicine, the physician must hold either a full license or a license to practice across state lines.

SOURCE: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission. Telemedicine. (Accessed June 2021).

Board of Nursing

Telehealth Nursing: The practice of distance nursing care using telecommunications technology.

SOURCE: AL Admin Code 610-X-6-.01(25), March 31, 2020. (Accessed June 2021).

Board of Optometry

Telemedicine: As used in these regulations, a health service that is delivered by a licensed optometrist acting within the scope of his or her license and that requires the use of telecommunications technology other than telephone or facsimile. Telecommunications technology as used herein shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Compressed digital interactive video, audio, or data transmission;
  • Clinical data transmission using computer imaging by way of still image capture and store and forward;
  • Other technology that facilitates access to health care services or optometric specialty services.

SOURCE: AL Admin Code 630-X-13-.01(7). (Accessed June 2021).

Board of Social Work

Telehealth is a mode of providing social work services through interactive audio, video or electronic communication occurring between a licensed social worker and the client, including any electronic communication for evaluation, assessment, treatment, and management of confidential information and case records in a secure platform.

 SOURCE: AL Admin Code 850-x-2-.01(7). (Accessed June 2021).

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Alaska

Last updated 07/29/2021

Speech-Language Pathology

Telemedicine services means the delivery of health care …

Speech-Language Pathology

Telemedicine services means the delivery of health care services using the transfer of medical data through audio, visual, or data communications that are performed over two or more locations by a provider who is physically separated from the recipient of the health care services.

SOURCE: AK Statute, Sec. 44.33.381(c) & AK Admin. Code, Title 12, Sec. 07.090(4). (Accessed July 2021).

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Arizona

Last updated 05/17/2021

“Telehealth” means:

  • The interactive use of audio, video or other

“Telehealth” means:

  • The interactive use of audio, video or other electronic media, including asynchronous store-and-forward technologies and remote patient monitoring technologies, for the practice of health care, assessment, diagnosis, consultation or treatment and the transfer of medical data.
  • Includes the use of an audio-only telephone encounter between the patient or client and health care provider if an audio-visual telehealth encounter is not reasonably available due to the patient’s functional status, the patient’s lack of technology or telecommunications infrastructure limits, as determined by the health care provider.
  • Does not include the use of a fax machine, instant messages, voice mail or email.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 36-3601, as revised by House Bill 2454 (2021 Session), (Accessed May 2021)

Board of Psychologist Examiners

“Telepractice” means providing psychological services through interactive audio, video or electronic communication that occurs between the psychologist and the patient or client, including any electronic communication for diagnostic, treatment or consultation purposes in a secure platform, and that meets the requirements of telehealth pursuant to section 36-3602. Telepractice includes supervision.

SOURCE: AZ Revised Statute Sec. 32-2061 as revised by House Bill 2454 (2021 Session), (Accessed May 2021).

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Arkansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telemedicine means the use of electronic information and communication technology …

“Telemedicine means the use of electronic information and communication technology to deliver healthcare services, including without limitation the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient. Telemedicine includes store-and-forward technology and remote patient monitoring.”

SOURCE: AR Code Sec. 17-80-402.  (Accessed Feb. 2021).

The Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology defines “telepractice” as tele-speech, teleaudiology, teleSLP, telehealth or telerehabilitation when used separately or together.

It defines “telepractice service” as the application of telecommunication technology equivalent in quality to services delivered face-to-face to deliver speech-language pathology or audiology services, or both, at a distance for assessment, intervention or consultation, or both.

SOURCE: AR Code Sec. 17-100-103. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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California

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth means the mode of delivering health care services and …

“Telehealth means the mode of delivering health care services and public health via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management, and self-management of a patient’s health care. Telehealth facilitates patient self-management and caregiver support for patients and includes synchronous interactions and asynchronous store and forward transfers.”

SOURCE: CA Business & Professions Code Sec. 2290.5. (Accessed Feb. 2021)

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Colorado

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth” means a mode of delivery of health care services …

“Telehealth” means a mode of delivery of health care services through telecommunication systems, including information, electronic, and communication technologies, to facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education and care management of a resident’s health care when the resident and practitioner are located at different sites. Telehealth includes ‘telemedicine’ as defined in Section 12-36-102.5(8), C.R.S.”

SOURCE: 6 CO Regs. Rule 1011-1. Ch. 5, Sec. 2.  (Accessed Feb. 2021).

“Telemedicine means the delivery of medical services and any diagnosis, consultation, or treatment using interactive audio, interactive video, or interactive data communication.”

SOURCE: CO Revised Statutes 12-240-104(6). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Recently Passed Legislation

Occupational Therapy:  Telehealth means the use of electronic information and telecommunications technology to support and promote access to clinical health care, client and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

SOURCE:  CO Revised Statute 12-270-104. (HB 20-1230). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Connecticut

Last updated 06/28/2021

Effective Now Until June 30, 2023

“Telehealth” means the mode …

Effective Now Until June 30, 2023

“Telehealth” means the mode of delivering health care or other health services via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation and treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s physical, oral and mental health, and includes interaction between the patient at the originating site and the telehealth provider at a distant site, synchronous interactions, asynchronous store and forward transfers or remote patient monitoring, but does not include interaction through (A) facsimile, texting or electronic mail, or (B) audio-only telephone unless the telehealth provider is (i) in-network, or (ii) a provider enrolled in the Connecticut medical assistance program providing such health care or other health services to a Connecticut medical assistance program recipient.

Source: HB 5596 (2021 Session) (Accessed June 2021).

Permanent Statute

“Telehealth” means the mode of delivering health care or other health services via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation and treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s physical and mental health, and includes (A) interaction between the patient at the originating site and the telehealth provider at a distant site, and (B) synchronous interactions, asynchronous store-and-forward transfers or remote patient monitoring. Telehealth does not include the use of facsimile, audio-only telephone, texting or electronic mail.

SOURCE: CT General Statute 19a, Sec. 906. (Accessed June 2021)

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Delaware

Last updated 07/12/2021

Applies to: Physicians, Podiatry, Optometry, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy,

Applies to: Physicians, Podiatry, Optometry, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency Professionals, Psychology, Dietetic and Nutrition Therapy, and Clinical Social Workers

“Telehealth” means the use of information and communications technologies consisting of telephones, remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means which support clinical health-care, provider consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health, health administration, and other services as described in regulation.

“Telemedicine” means a form, or subset, of telehealth, which includes the delivery of clinical health-care services by means of real time 2-way audio (including audio-only conversations, if the patient is not able to access the appropriate broadband service or other technology necessary to establish an audio and visual connection), visual, or other telecommunications or electronic communications, including the application of secure video conferencing or store and forward transfer technology to provide or support health-care delivery, which facilitates the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s health-care.

SOURCE: HB 160 (2021 Session). Accessed July 2021.

Applies to: Physical Therapy

“Telehealth, as set forth in the Board’s rules and regulations, means the use of electronic communications to provide and deliver a host of health-related information and healthcare services, including physical therapy and athletic training related information and services, over large and small distances.  Telehealth encompasses a variety of healthcare and health promotion activities, including education, advice, reminders, interventions, and monitoring of intervention.”

SOURCE: 24 DE Administrative Code 2600. (Accessed July 2021).

NOTE: DE Professional Boards have different definitions of telehealth/telepractice/telemedicine.  See Miscellaneous section for references.

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District of Columbia

Last updated 02/28/2021

Telemedicine – The practice of medicine by a licensed practitioner …

Telemedicine – The practice of medicine by a licensed practitioner to provide patient care, treatment or services, between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening healthcare provider, through the use of health information and technology communications, subject to the existing standards of care and conduct.

SOURCE: DC Regs. Sec. 17-4699.  (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Florida

Last updated 07/17/2021

“Telehealth” means the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technology …

“Telehealth” means the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technology by a telehealth provider to provide health care services, including, but not limited to, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and monitoring of a patient; transfer of medical data; patient and professional health-related education; public health services; and health administration. The term does not include audio-only telephone calls, e-mail messages, or facsimile transmissions.

SOURCE: FL Statute 456.47. (Accessed July 2021).

“Telehealth” means the mode of providing care, treatment, or services by a Florida qualified professional, as defined under subsection 397.311(34), F.S., within the scope of his or her practice, through the use of clinical and medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communication. Telehealth does not include the provision of health services only through an audio only telephone, email messages, text messages, facsimile transmission, U.S. mail or other parcel service, or any combination thereof.

SOURCE: FL Admin Code 65D-30.002. (Accessed July 2021).

Children’s Medical Services

“Telemedicine” means “the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical care to individuals at a distance and to transmit the information needed to provide that care.

SOURCE: FL Admin Code 64C-8.001. (Accessed July 2021).

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Georgia

Last updated 07/26/2021

Applies to: Interactive Physical Therapy Services

“Telehealth” is the use …

Applies to: Interactive Physical Therapy Services

“Telehealth” is the use of electronic communications to provide and deliver a host of health-related information and health care services including, but not limited to physical therapy related information and services, over large and small distances. Telehealth encompasses a variety of health care and health promotion activities including, but not limited to, education, advice, reminders, interventions, and monitoring of interventions.

SOURCE: GA Rules & Regulations. Sec. 490-9-.06 (Accessed July 2021). 

Applies to: Interactive Occupational Therapy Services

‘Telehealth’ means the application of evaluative, consultative, preventative, and therapeutic services delivered through telecommunication and information technologies by licensed occupational therapy practitioners. This may include, but shall not be limited to, telemedicine, telepractice, telecare, telerehabilitation, and e-health services.

SOURCE:  Official Code of GA Annotated Sec. 43-28-3. (Accessed July 2021).

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Hawaii

Last updated 06/17/2021

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications services, as defined in …

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications services, as defined in section 269‑1, to encompass four modalities:  store-and-forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health; and which shall include but not be limited to real-time video conferencing-based communication, secure interactive and non‑interactive web-based communication, and secure asynchronous information exchange, to transmit patient medical information, including diagnostic-quality digital images and laboratory results for medical interpretation and diagnosis, for the purpose of: delivering enhanced health care services and information while a patient is at an originating site and the physician is at a distant site; establishing a physician-patient relationship; evaluating a patient; or treating a patient.

SOURCE: HI Revised Statutes Ch. 453-1.3. (Accessed June 2021).

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications, as that term is defined in section 269-1, to encompass four modalities:  store and forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health; and which shall include but not be limited to real-time video conferencing-based communication, secure interactive and non-interactive web-based communication, and secure asynchronous information exchange, to transmit patient medical information, including diagnostic-quality digital images and laboratory results for medical interpretation and diagnosis, for the purpose of delivering enhanced health care services and information while a patient is at an originating site and the radiologist is at a distant site.  Standard telephone contacts, facsimile transmissions, or e-mail texts, in combination or by themselves, do not constitute a telehealth service for the purposes of this paragraph.

SOURCE: HI Revised Statutes Sec. 453-2. (Accessed June 2021).

Nursing

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications as that term is defined in section 269-1, to encompass four modalities: store and forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health; and which shall include but not be limited to real-time video conferencing-based communication, secure interactive and non-interactive web-based communication, and secure asynchronous information exchange, to transmit patient medical information, including diagnostic-quality digital images and laboratory results for medical interpretation and diagnosis, to support long-distance clinical health care while a patient is at an originating site and the nurse is at a distant site, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration, to the extent that it relates to nursing.

SOURCE: HI Revised Statutes Sec. 457-2(a). (Accessed June 2021).

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Idaho

Last updated 02/28/2021

Recently Amended Definition (Effective Now)

Telehealth services means health care …

Recently Amended Definition (Effective Now)

Telehealth services means health care services provided by a provider to a person through the use of electronic communications, information technology, asynchronous store-and-forward transfer or synchronous interaction between a provider at a distant site and a patient at an originating site.  Such services include, but are not limited to, clinical care, health education, home health and facilitation of self-managed care and caregiver support, and the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technologies by a provider to deliver patient health care services, including but not limited to assessment of, diagnosis of, consultation with, treatment of, and remote monitoring of a patient; transfer of medical data; patient and professional health-related education; public health services; audio in isolation without access to review of the patient’s medical records, electronic mail messages that are not compliant with the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA), or facsimile transmission

SOURCE: ID Code Sec. 54-5703(6) & HB 342 (2020 Session).(Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Illinois

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth” means the evaluation, diagnosis, or interpretation of electronically transmitted …

“Telehealth” means the evaluation, diagnosis, or interpretation of electronically transmitted patient-specific data between a remote location and a licensed health care professional that generates interaction or treatment recommendations. “Telehealth” includes telemedicine and the delivery of health care services provided by way of an interactive telecommunications system, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 356z.22 of the Illinois Insurance Code.

SOURCE: IL Compiled Statutes, Chapter 225, 150/5. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Telemedicine means the performance of any of the activities listed in Section 49, including, but not limited to, rendering written or oral opinions concerning diagnosis or treatment of a patient in Illinois by a person in a different location than the patient as a result of transmission of individual patient data by telephonic, electronic, or other means of communication. “Telemedicine” does not include the following:

  1. periodic consultations between a person licensed under this Act and a person outside the State of Illinois;
  2. a second opinion provided to a person licensed under this Act;
  3. diagnosis or treatment services provided to a patient in Illinois following care or treatment originally provided to the patient in the state in which the provider is licensed to practice medicine; and
  4. health care services provided to an existing patient while the person licensed under this Act or patient is traveling.

SOURCE: IL Compiled Statutes, Chapter 225, 60/49.5(c). (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Under the Department of Public Health, telemedicine means the provision of clinical services to patients by physicians and practitioners from a distance via electronic communications.

SOURCE: IL Admin. Code, Title 77, Sec. 250.310(a)(8) (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

“Teledentistry” means the use of telehealth systems and methodologies in dentistry and includes patient care and education delivery using synchronous and asynchronous communications under a dentist’s authority as provided under this Act.

SOURCE: SB 167 (2019 Session)IL Code 225, Sec. 25/4. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Indiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telemedicine means the delivery of health care services using electronic …

“Telemedicine means the delivery of health care services using electronic communications and information technology, including:

  • Secure videoconferencing
  • Interactive audio-using store-and-forward technology; or
  • Remote patient monitoring technology;

Between a provider in one location and a patient in another location.  The term does not include:

  • Audio only communication
  • A telephone call
  • Electronic mail
  • An instant messaging conversation
  • Facsimile
  • Internet questionnaire
  • Telephone consultation
  • Internet consultation”

SOURCE: IN Code, 25-1-9.5-6 (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Iowa

Last updated 02/28/2021

Telecommunications and Technology Commission

“Telemedicine means use of a telecommunications …

Telecommunications and Technology Commission

“Telemedicine means use of a telecommunications system for diagnostic, clinical, consultative, data, and educational services for the delivery of health care services or related health care activities by licensed health care professionals, licensed medical professionals, and staff who function under the direction of a physician, a licensed health care professional, or hospital, for the purpose of developing a comprehensive, statewide telemedicine network or education.”

SOURCE: IA Admin. Code, 751 7.1(8D). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Kansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

‘‘Telemedicine,’’ including ‘‘telehealth,’’ means the delivery of healthcare services or …

‘‘Telemedicine,’’ including ‘‘telehealth,’’ means the delivery of healthcare services or consultations while the patient is at an originating site and the healthcare provider is at a distant site. Telemedicine shall be provided by means of real-time two-way interactive audio, visual, or audio-visual communications, including the application of secure video conferencing

or store-and-forward technology to provide or support healthcare delivery, that facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education and care management of a patient’s healthcare. ‘‘Telemedicine’’ does not include communication between:

    1. Healthcare providers that consist solely of a telephone voice-only conversation, email or facsimile transmission; or
    2. a physician and a patient that consists solely of an email or facsimile transmission.

SOURCE:  KS Statute Ann. § 40-2,211(5). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Kentucky

Last updated 05/26/2021

“Telehealth” or “digital health” means a mode of delivering healthcare …

“Telehealth” or “digital health” means a mode of delivering healthcare services through the use of telecommunication technologies, including but not limited to synchronous and asynchronous technology, remote patient monitoring technology, and audio-only encounters, by a health care provider to a patient or to another health care provider at a different location. Shall not include:

  • The delivery of health care services through electronic mail, text, chat, or facsimile unless a state agency authorized or required to promulgate administrative regulations relating to telehealth determines that health care services can be delivered via these modalities in ways that enhance recipient health and well-being and meet all clinical and technology guidelines for recipient safety and appropriate delivery of services; or
  • Basic communication between a health care provider and a patient, including but not limited to appointment scheduling, appointment reminders, voicemails, or any other similar communication intended to facilitate the actual provision of healthcare services either in-person or via telehealth; and

Unless waived by the applicable federal authority, shall be delivered over a secure communications connection that complies with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

SOURCE: House Bill 140 (2021 Session), (Accessed May 2021).

Dietitians or Nutritionists & Jail Standards (Department of Corrections)
“Telehealth means the use of interactive audio, video, or other electronic media to deliver health care. It includes the use of electronic media for diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of health or medical data, and continuing education.”

SOURCE: KY Revised Statutes § 310.200 & KAR Title 501, Ch. 13, Sec. 010. (Accessed May 2021).

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Louisiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medical Board

“Telemedicine is the practice of health care delivery, …

Medical Board

“Telemedicine is the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and transfer of medical data using interactive telecommunication technology that enables a health care practitioner and a patient at two locations separated by distance to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. Neither a telephone conversation nor an electronic mail message between a health care practitioner and patient, or a true consultation as may be defined by rules promulgated by the board pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, constitutes telemedicine.”

SOURCE: LA Revised Statutes 37:1262(4). (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Public Health & Safety

Telehealth means a mode of delivering healthcare services, including behavioral health services that utilizes information and communication technologies to enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education care management and self-management of patients at a distance from healthcare providers.  Telehealth allows services to be accessed when providers are in a distant site and patients are in the originating site.  Telehealth facilitates patient self-management and caregiver support for patients and includes synchronous interactions and asynchronous store-and-forward transfers.

SOURCE: LA Revised Statutes 40:1223.3 & HB 449 (2020 Session). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Telehealth is a mode of delivering audiology and speech-language pathology services that utilizes information and communication technologies to enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education care management, and self-management of clients at a distance from the audiologist or speech-language pathologist provider services to be accessed when providers are in a distant site and patients are in the originating site. Telehealth facilitates self-management and caregiver support for patients and includes synchronous interactions and asynchronous store and forward transfers.

SOURCE: LA Admin. Code 46: LXXV.103. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Physician’s Use of Telemedicine in Practice

Telemedicine – the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and transfer of medical data by a physician using interactive telecommunication technology that enables a physician and a patient at two locations separated by distance to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. Neither an electronic mail message between a physician and a patient, or a true consultation constitutes telemedicine for the purposes of this Part. A physician practicing by telemedicine may utilize interactive audio without the requirement of video if, after access and review of the patient’s medical records, the physician determines that he or she is able to meet the same standard of care as if the healthcare services were provided in-person.

SOURCE: LA Admin. Code 46: XLV.7503. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Maine

Last updated 02/28/2021

Board of Licensure in Medicine & Board of Osteopathic Licensure

Board of Licensure in Medicine & Board of Osteopathic Licensure

“Telemedicine” means the practice of medicine or the rendering of health care services using electronic audio-visual communications and information technologies or other means, including interactive audio with asynchronous store-and-forward transmission, between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening health care provider. Telemedicine includes asynchronous store-and-forward technologies, remote monitoring, and real-time interactive services, including teleradiology and telepathology. Telemedicine shall not include the provision of medical services only through an audio-only telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, facsimile transmission, or U.S. mail or other parcel service, or any combination thereof.

SOURCE: ME Regulation Sec. 02-373-6 & 02-383-6 & Joint Rule Regarding office-based treatment of opioid use disorder Sec. 02-373-12, 02-380-12, 02-383-12. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Maryland

Last updated 02/28/2021

Telehealth means a mode of delivering health care services through …

Telehealth means a mode of delivering health care services through the use of telecommunications technologies by a health care practitioner to a patient at a different physical location than the health care practitioner.  Telehealth includes synchronous and asynchronous interactions. Telehealth does not include the provision of health care services solely through audio-only calls, e-mail messages or facsimile transmissions.

SOURCE: HB 448 & SB 402. (2020 Session), (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech Language Pathologists

“Telehealth means the use of telecommunications and information technologies for the exchange of information from one site to another for the provision of health care to an individual from a provider through hardwire or Internet connection.”

SOURCE: MD Health Occupations Annotated Sec. 2-101(u). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Board of Physicians

“Telehealth” means the use of interactive audio, video, audio-visual, or other telecommunications or electronic technology by a Maryland licensed physician or licensed allied health practitioner to deliver clinical services within the scope of practice of the Maryland licensed physician or licensed allied health practitioner at a location other than the location of the patient.  “Telehealth” does not include (i) An audio-only telephone conversation between a Maryland licensed physician or licensed allied health practitioner and a patient; (ii) An electronic mail message between a Maryland licensed physician or licensed allied health practitioner and a patient; or (iii) A facsimile transmission between a Maryland licensed physician or licensed allied health practitioner and a patient.

SOURCE:  Code of Maryland Admin. Regs. Sec. 10.32.05.02. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Perinatal and Neonatal Referral Center Standards

“Telemedicine” means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications or electronic technology by a licensed health care provider to deliver a health care service within the scope of practice of the health care provider at a site other than the site at which the patient is located, in compliance with COMAR 10.32.05.and including at least two forms of communication.

SOURCE: Code of Maryland Admin. Regs. Sec. 30.08.12.01. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

“Teletherapy” means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications or electronic media by a counselor or therapist to deliver counseling services:

  • Within the scope of practice of the counselor or therapist; and
  • At a location other than the location of the client;

“Teletherapy” does not include:

  • An audio-only telephone conversation between a counselor or therapist and a client;
  • An electronic mail message between a counselor or therapist and a client;
  • A facsimile transmission between a counselor or therapist and a client; or
  • A text message or other type of message sent between a counselor or therapist and a client by a short message service or multimedia messaging service.

SOURCE: Code of Maryland Admin. Regs. Sec. 10.58.06.02. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Board of Examiners or Psychologists

“Telepsychology” means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications or electronic media by a psychologist or psychology associate who engages in the practice of psychology at a location other than the location of the client.

“Telepsychology” does not include:

  • An audio-only telephone conversation between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client;
  • An electronic mail message between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client;
  • A facsimile transmission between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client; or
  • A text message or other type of message sent between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client by a short message service or multimedia messaging service.

SOURCE: Code of Maryland Admin. Regs. Sec. 10.36.10.02. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Board of Nursing

“Teletherapy” means the delivery of behavioral health services by a CRNP/PMH or a PMH/APRN at a location other than the location of the client through the use of synchronous interactive audio, video, audio-visual, or other telecommunications or electronic technology.

“Teletherapy” does not include:

  • An audio-only telephone conversation between the CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN and a client;
  • An electronic mail message between a CRNP/PMH or PMH/ APRN and a client; or
  • A facsimile transmission between a CRNP/PMH or PMH/APRN and a client.

SOURCE: Code of Maryland Admin. Regs. Sec. 10.27.17.02 (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Massachusetts

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth” shall mean the use of synchronous or asynchronous audio, …

“Telehealth” shall mean the use of synchronous or asynchronous audio, video, electronic media or other telecommunications technology, including, but not limited to: (i) interactive audio-video technology; (ii) remote patient monitoring devices; (iii) audio-only telephone; and (iv) online adaptive interviews, for the purpose of evaluating, diagnosing, consulting, prescribing, treating or monitoring of a patient’s physical health, oral health, mental health or substance use disorder condition.

SOURCE: MA General Laws, Ch. 112, Sec. 5O & SB 2984 (2020 Session). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Michigan

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies …

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support or promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, or health administration. Telehealth may include, but is not limited to, telemedicine. As used in this subdivision, “telemedicine” means that term as defined in section 3476 of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.3476.

SOURCE:  MI Compiled Laws Sec. 333.16283(c) & MI Insurance Code 500.3476. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Minnesota

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services or consultations …

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services or consultations while the patient is at an originating site and the licensed health care provider is at a distant site. A communication between licensed health care providers that consists solely of a telephone conversation, e-mail, or facsimile transmission does not constitute telemedicine consultations or services. A communication between a licensed health care provider and a patient that consists solely of an e-mail or facsimile transmission does not constitute telemedicine consultations or services. Telemedicine may be provided by means of real-time two-way, interactive audio and visual communications, including the application of secure video conferencing or store-and-forward technology to provide or support health care delivery, which facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, and care management of a patient’s health care.

SOURCE: MN Statute Sec 147.033. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Mississippi

Last updated 02/28/2021

Practice of Medicine

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using …

Practice of Medicine

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using interactive audio, video, store-and-forward, or other telecommunications or electronic technology by a licensed health care provider to deliver a health care service within the scope of practice of the health care provider at a site other than the site at which the patient is located, and which is capable of replicating the interaction of a traditional encounter in-person between a provider and a patient. This definition does not include the practice of medicine through postal or courier services.

SOURCE: MS Admin. Code Title 30, Part 2635, Rule 5.1. (Accessed Feb. 2021). 

Cross-State Practice

Telemedicine, or the practice of medicine across state lines, shall be defined to include any one or both of the following:

  • Rendering of a medical opinion concerning diagnosis or treatment of a patient within this state by a physician located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic or other means from within this state to such physician or his agent; or
  • The rendering of treatment to a patient within this state by a physician located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic or other means from within this state to such physician or his agent.

SOURCE: MS Code Sec. 73-25-34(1). (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Missouri

Last updated 02/28/2021

“Telehealth” or “telemedicine”, the delivery of health care services by …

“Telehealth” or “telemedicine”, the delivery of health care services by means of information and communication technologies which facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management, and self-management of a patient’s health care while such patient is at the originating site and the health care provider is at the distant site. Telehealth or telemedicine shall also include the use of asynchronous store-and-forward technology.

SOURCE: MO Revised Statute Sec. 191.1145. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

Licensing of Physicians and Surgeons

Telehealth means the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve the health status of a patient.

SOURCE: MO Code of State Regulation. Title 20, 2150-2.001. (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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Montana

Last updated 04/27/2021

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using interactive electronic communication, …

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using interactive electronic communication, information technology, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening health care provider.  Telemedicine typically involves the application of secure videoconferencing or store-and-forward technology, as defined in 33-22-138.  The term does not mean an audio-only telephone conversation, an e-mail or instant messaging conversation, or a message sent by facsimile transmission.

SOURCE: MT Code Sec. 37-3-102(14). (Accessed Apr. 2021).

New Legislation (Effective Jan. 1, 2021)

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using interactive electronic communications, information technology, audio-only conversations, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening health care provider. Telemedicine includes the application of secure videoconferencing or store-and-forward technology.

The term does not mean an e-mail or instant messaging conversation or a message sent by facsimile transmission.

For physicians providing written certification of a debilitating medical condition pursuant to 50-46-310, the term does not include audio-only communication unless the physician has previously established a physician-patient relationship through an in-person encounter.

SOURCE: House Bill 43 (2021 Session).

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Nebraska

Last updated 08/02/2021

Uniform Credentialing Act (Licensed/Credentialed Health Professionals)

Telehealth means the use …

Uniform Credentialing Act (Licensed/Credentialed Health Professionals)

Telehealth means the use of medical information electronically exchanged from one site to another, whether synchronously or asynchronously, to aid a credential holder in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient. Telehealth includes services originating from a patient’s home or any other location where such patient is located, asynchronous services involving the acquisition and storage of medical information at one site that is then forwarded to or retrieved by a credential holder at another site for medical evaluation, and telemonitoring.

SOURCE: NE Revised Statutes Sec. 38-120.01. (Accessed Aug. 2021).

Telemonitoring means the remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs, biometric data, or subjective data by a monitoring device which transmits such data electronically to a credential holder for analysis and storage.

SOURCE: NE Revised Statutes Sec. 38-120.02. (Accessed Aug. 2021).

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Nevada

Last updated 07/28/2021

Telehealth means the delivery of services from a provider of …

Telehealth means the delivery of services from a provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of information and audio-visual communication technology, not including facsimile or electronic mail.  The term includes, without limitation, the delivery of services from a provider of health care to a patient at a different location through the use of:

  • Synchronous interaction or an asynchronous system of storing and forwarding information; and
  • Audio-only interaction, whether synchronous or asynchronous.

SOURCE: NV Revised Statutes Sec. 629.515(4)(c), & Senate Bill 5 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jul. 2021).

“Veterinary telemedicine” means the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications regarding the health status of an animal or a group of animals and includes, without limitation, communication via telephone, video, a mobile application or an online platform on an Internet website.

SOURCE: Assembly Bill 200 (2021 Session) & NV Revised Statute Ch. 638, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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New Hampshire

Last updated 07/26/2021

Telemedicine means the use of audio, video, or other electronic …

Telemedicine means the use of audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.

SOURCE: NH Revised Statutes Annotated, 329:1-d-I (Accessed Jul. 2021).

“Telemedicine” means the use of audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.

“Telehealth” means the use of audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.

SOURCE: NH Revised Statutes Annotated Sec. 310-A:1-g & NH Revised Statutes Annotated, 415-J:3, (Accessed Feb. 2021).

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New Jersey

Last updated 07/21/2021

Telemedicine means the delivery of a health care service using …

Telemedicine means the delivery of a health care service using electronic communications, information technology, or other electronic or technological means to bridge the gap between a health care provider who is located at a distant site and a patient who is located at an originating site, either with or without the assistance of an intervening health care provider.  Telemedicine does not include the use, in isolation, of audio-only telephone conversation, electronic mail, instant messaging, phone text or facsimile transmission.

Telehealth means the use of information and communications technologies, including telephones, remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means to support clinical health care, provider consultation, patient and professional health related education, public health, health administration and other services.

SOURCE: NJ Statute C.45:1-61. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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New Mexico

Last updated 07/19/2021

“Telehealth means the use of electronic information, imaging and communication …

“Telehealth means the use of electronic information, imaging and communication technologies, including interactive audio, video and data communications as well as store-and-forward technologies, to provide and support health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data and education.”

SOURCE: NM Statutes Annotated Sec. 24-1G-3. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board

“Telehealth” means the use of telecommunications and information technologies for the exchange of information from one site to another for the provision of audiology, speech-language pathology or hearing aid dispensing services to an individual from a provider through hardwire or internet connection.

SOURCE: NM Administrative Code 16.26.1.7(AA). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Osteopathic Medicine

“Telemedicine” means the practice of medicine across state lines using electronic communications, information technology or other means between a licensed osteopathic physician out-of-state and a patient in New Mexico. Telemedicine involves the application of secure videoconferencing or store-and-forward technology to provide or support healthcare delivery by replicating the traditional interaction of the in-person encounters between a provider and a patient.

SOURCE: NM Administrative Code 16.17.1.7(T). (Accessed Jul. 2021). 

Osteopathic Medicine – Licensure

Telemedicine: A limited medical license that allows an osteopathic physician located outside New Mexico to practice osteopathic medicine on patients located in New Mexico.

SOURCE: NM Administrative Code 16.17.2.7, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Teledentistry

Teledentistry means a dentist’s, dental hygienist’s or dental therapist’s use of electronic information, imaging and communication technologies,  including interactive audio, video and data communications as well as store-and-forward technologies, to provide and support dental health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of dental data and education.”

SOURCE: New Mexico Code Sec. 61-5A-3 & Senate Bill 200 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jul. 2021).

“Teledentistry” means a dentist’s use of health information technology in real time to provide limited diagnostic treatment planning services in cooperation with another dentist, a dental hygienist, a community health coordinator, dental therapist or a student enrolled in a program of study to become a dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental therapist or dentist.

SOURCE: NMAC Sec. 16.5.1.7 (Accessed Jul. 2021).

 

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New York

Last updated 07/15/2021

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and communication technologies …

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and communication technologies by telehealth providers to deliver health care services, which shall include the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and/or self-management of a patient. Telehealth shall not include delivery of health care services by means of facsimile machines, or electronic messaging alone, though use of these technologies is not precluded if used in conjunction with telemedicine, store and forward technology, or remote patient monitoring. For purposes of this section, telehealth shall be limited to telemedicine, store and forward technology, remote patient monitoring and audio-only telephone communication, except that with respect to the medical assistance program established under section three hundred sixty-six of the social services law, and the child health insurance plan under title one-A of article twenty-five of this chapter, telehealth shall include audio-only telephone communication only to the extent defined in regulations as may be promulgated by the commissioner. This subdivision shall not preclude the delivery of health care services by means of “home telehealth” as used in section thirty-six hundred fourteen of this chapter.

Telemedicine means the use of synchronous, two-way electronic audio-visual communications to deliver clinical health care services, which shall include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient, while such a patient is at the originating site and a telehealth provider is at a distant site.

SOURCE: NY Public Health Law Article 29 – G Section 2999-cc, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Related to Credentialing and Privileging health care practitioners providing telemedicine

“Telemedicine means the delivery of clinical health care services by means of real time two-way electronic audio-visual communications which facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s health care, while such patient is at the originating site and the health care provider is at a distant site.”

SOURCE: NY Public Health Law Article 28 – Section 2805-u. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Telepractice is a means of delivering services provided by an OASAS certified program subject to any other regulations applicable to the program’s certified modality regarding evaluations, admissions, treatment/recovery plan development and review, discharge, etc. The program must have received an operating certificate “designation” from the Office to utilize this means of service delivery.

SOURCE: NY Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Telepractice Standards for OASAS Designated Providers. (Dec. 2019), p 1, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Applied Behavior Analysis, Mental Health Practitioners, Psychology Practice & Social Work

Telepractice includes the use of telecommunications and web-based applications to provide assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision, education and information across distance. It may include providing non-face-to-face [applied behavior analysis (ABA) services], psychological, mental health, marriage and family, creative arts, psychoanalytic, psychotherapy and social work services via technology such as telephone, e-mail, chat and videoconferencing.

SOURCE: NY Office of the Professions, Applied Behavior Analysis, Practice Guidelines; Mental Health Practitioners, Telepractice; Psychology Practice, Telepractice Guidelines; Social Work, Telepractice Guidelines, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

“Telepractice” is providing service that is not “in person” and is delivered through the use of technology. Such technology may include, but is not limited to: telephone, telefax, email, internet, or videoconference. It is considered a mode of practice and the same standards that apply to all forms of practice in the speech-language pathology and audiology professions would apply to telepractice. With reference to speech-language pathology and audiology, telepractice is the use of technology for the application of speech language pathology and audiology services over a distance by connecting a qualified and licensed clinician to a client or one clinician to another for assessment, treatment, and/or consultation.

SOURCE: NY Office of the Professions, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Practice Guidelines, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Physical Therapy

“Telepractice” is providing service that is not “in person” and is facilitated through the use of technology. Such technology may include, but is not limited to, telephone, telefax, e-mail, internet, or videoconference.

SOURCE: NY Office of the Professions, Physical Therapy. Practice Guidelines, (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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North Carolina

Last updated 07/13/2021

Maternal and Child Health and Women’s Health

Telemedicine is the …

Maternal and Child Health and Women’s Health

Telemedicine is the use of audio and video between places of lesser and greater medical capability or expertise to provide and support health care when distance separates participants who are in different geographical locations.

SOURCE: NC General Statute 130A-125(b2)(1). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Involuntary Commitments

“telehealth” means the use of two-way, real-time interactive audio and video where the respondent and commitment examiner can hear and see each other.

SOURCE: NC General Statute Sec. 122C-263 & House Bill 734 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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North Dakota

Last updated 07/08/2021

“Telemedicine” means the practice of medicine using electronic communication, information …

“Telemedicine” means the practice of medicine using electronic communication, information technologies, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location, with or without an intervening health care provider. The term includes direct interactive patient encounters as well as asynchronous store-and-forward technologies and remote monitoring.

SOURCE: ND Admin Code Sec. 50-2-15-01 (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Stroke system of care task force

“Telemedicine services means the use of interactive audio, video, and other electronic media used for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of acute stroke.”

SOURCE: ND Century Code Sec. 23-43-05. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

North Dakota uses federal definitions for “internet” and “practice of telemedicine” set in the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008.

SOURCE: ND Century Code Sec. 19-02.1-15.1(1)(d). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

The term ‘practice of telemedicine’ means, for purposes of this title, the practice of medicine in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws by a practitioner (other than a pharmacist) who is at a location remote from the patient and is communicating with the patient, or health care professional who is treating the patient, using a telecommunications system referred to in section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act.  See statute for additional requirements.

SOURCE: Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 [Pub. L. 110-425; 21 U.S.C. 802-803]. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Physical Therapy:

“Telehealth” is the use of electronic communications to provide and deliver health-related information and health care services, including physical therapy-related information and services, over any distance. Telehealth encompasses health care and health promotion activities, including education, advice, reminders, interventions, and the monitoring of interventions.

SOURCE: ND Admin. Code 61.5-01-02-01. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Chiropractic Examiners

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic communications to provide and deliver chiropractic related information and chiropractic services, including chiropractic-related information and services, over any distance. Telehealth encompasses chiropractic care and chiropractic promotion activities, including education, advice, reminders, interventions, and the monitoring of interventions.

SOURCE: ND Century Code 43-06-01 & Senate Bill 2060 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Dentistry

Telehealth” means the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant practice of providing health care to a patient of record, using electronic technology or secure communication technologies between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location.

SOURCE: ND Admin Code 20-01-02-01 (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Care Services

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to provide services under this chapter to support clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration between a licensee in one location and an individual in another location.

SOURCE: Senate Bill 2187 (2021 Session) & ND Century Code Ch. 43-44-01 (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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Ohio

Last updated 07/06/2021

Physical Therapy Practice

“Telehealth means the use of electronic communications …

Physical Therapy Practice

“Telehealth means the use of electronic communications to provide and deliver a host of health-related information and healthcare services, including, but not limited to physical therapy related information and services, over large and small distances.”

SOURCE: OH Admin. Code 4755-27-01(10). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Speech Language Pathology

Telehealth means the use of telecommunications and information technologies for the exchange of information from one site to another for the provision of audiology or speech-language pathology services to an individual from a provider through hardwire or internet connection.

SOURCE: OH Admin. Code 4753-2-01(A)(10). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapists

Teletherapy is defined as “Electronic service delivery” which means counseling, social work or marriage and family therapy in any form offered, rendered, or supported by electronic or digitally- assisted approaches, to include when the counselor, social worker or marriage and family therapist and the client are not located in the same place during delivery of services or when electronic systems or digitally-assisted systems are used to support in-person face to face therapy.

SOURCE: OH Admin. Code 4757-5-13 & 4757-3-01(GG). (Accessed Jul. 2021).

Optometry

“Telehealth” means a health care service delivered to a patient through the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications or electronic technology from a site other than the site where the patient is located.

SOURCE: Ohio Administrative Code 4725-25-01. (Accessed Jul. 2021).

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Oklahoma

Last updated 06/29/2021

Effective Until October 31, 2021

Telemedicine means the practice of …

Effective Until October 31, 2021

Telemedicine means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, evaluation and treatment, transfer of medical data or exchange of medical education information by means of a two-way, real-time interactive communication, not to exclude store-and-forward technologies, between a patient and a physician with access to and reviewing the patient’s relevant clinical information prior to the telemedicine visit. “Telemedicine” and “store-and-forward technologies” shall not include consultations provided by telephone audio-only communication, electronic mail, text message, instant messaging conversation, website questionnaire, nonsecure video conference or facsimile machine.

SOURCE: OK Statute, Title 59, Sec. 478. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Effective Until October 31, 2021

“Telemedicine” means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, evaluation, treatment, transfer of medical data, or exchange of medical education information by means of audio, video, or data communications. Telemedicine uses audio and video multimedia telecommunication equipment which permits two-way real time communication between a health care practitioner and a patient who are not in the same physical location. Telemedicine shall not include consultation provided by telephone or facsimile machine.

SOURCE: OK Statute Title 43A-1-103. (18). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Effective November 1, 2021

“Telemedicine” means technology-enabled health and care management and delivery systems that extend capacity and access, which includes:

  • Synchronous mechanisms, which may include live audiovisual interaction between a patient and a health care professional or real-time provider-to-provider consultation through live interactive audiovisual means,
  • Asynchronous mechanisms, which include store and forward transfers, online exchange of health information between a patient and a health care professional and online exchange of health information between health care professionals, but shall not include the use of automated text messages or automated mobile applications that serve as the sole interaction between a patient and a health care professional,
  • Remote patient monitoring, and
  • Other electronic means that support clinical health care, professional consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

SOURCE: OK Statute Title 43A-1-103 & OK Statute, Title 59, Sec. 478 as amended by Senate Bill 673 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jun. 2021).

“Telemedicine means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, including but not limited to, the treatment and prevention of conditions appropriate to treatment by telemedicine management, transfer of medical data, or exchange of medical education information by means of audio, video, or data communications. Telemedicine is not a consultation provided by telephone or facsimile machine.

This definition excludes phone or Internet contact or prescribing and other forms of communication, such as web-based video, that might occur between parties that does not meet the equipment requirements as specified in OAC 435:10-7-13 and therefore requires an actual face-to-face encounter. Telemedicine physicians who meet the requirements of OAC 435:10-7-13 do not require a face-to-face encounter.

SOURCE: OK Admin Code Sec. 435: 10-1-4. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Occupational Therapy

“Telehealth” means, and shall have, the same meaning as it does under 59 O.S. § 888.3(8).

“Telemedicine” means, and includes, the practice of healthcare delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, including but not limited to, the treatment and prevention of conditions appropriate to treatment by telehealth management, transfer of medical data, or exchange of medical education information by means of audio, video, or data communications. Telemedicine is not a consultation provided by telephone or facsimile machine.

SOURCE: OK Admin Code Sec. 435:30-1-2 (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Telepractice means the use of audio, video or data communication to provide speech-language pathology and audiology services to clients who are not present at the same site as the licensee when the service is provided.

SOURCE: OK Admin Code Sec. 690: 10-3-9(a). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Physician Assistants

“Telecommunication” means the use of electronic technologies to transmit words, sounds or images for interpersonal communication, clinical care (telemedicine) and review of electronic health records.

SOURCE: OK Statutes §59-519.2. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Diagnostic X-Ray Systems

“Telemedicine” means the use of electronic communication processes for the transmission of information and data related to the diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions.

SOURCE: OK Admin Code Sec. 310:281-1-2 (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Veterinary Medicine

“Telemedicine” or “telehealth” means the practice of veterinary medicine including diagnosis, consultation, evaluation, treatment, transfer of medical data or exchange of information by means of a two-way, real-time interactive communication between a client or patient and a veterinarian with access to and reviewing the patient’s relevant information prior to the telemedicine visit.  Telemedicine or telehealth shall not include consultations provided by telephone audio-only communication. A veterinarian using telehealth technologies shall take appropriate steps to establish the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and conduct all appropriate evaluations and history of the patient consistent with traditional standards of care for the particular patient presentation. A veterinarian shall be licensed, or under the jurisdiction of, the veterinary board of the jurisdiction where the patient is located. The practice of medicine occurs where the patient is located at the time telehealth technologies are used.

SOURCE: OK Statute Sec. 698.2 as amended by Senate Bill 270 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Teledentistry

“Teledentistry” means the remote delivery of dental patient care via telecommunications and other technology for the exchange of clinical information and images for dental consultation, preliminary treatment planning and patient monitoring.

SOURCE: OK Statute Sec. 328.3 as amended by Senate Bill 408 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Physical Therapy

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

SOURCE: OK Statute Title 59, Sec. 887.2 as amended by Senate Bill 104 (2021 Session), Accessed Jun. 2021).

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Oregon

Last updated 06/30/2021

Health Care Provider Incentive Program

“Telehealth” means the provision of …

Health Care Provider Incentive Program

“Telehealth” means the provision of health services from a distance using electronic communications.

SOURCE: OR Admin. Rules 409-036-0010. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Community Treatment and Support Services

Telehealth means a technological solution that provides two-way, video-like communication on a secure line.

SOURCE: OR Admin. Rules. 309-032-0860. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Health Planning

“Telemedicine means the provision of health services to patients by physicians and health care practitioners from a distance using electronic communications.”

SOURCE: OR Revised Statutes 442.015(26). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

“‘Telehealth’ means a variety of methods, through the use of electronic and telecommunications technologies, for the distance delivery of health care services, including chiropractic services, excluding in-person services, and clinical information designed to improve the health status of a patient, and to enhance delivery of the health care services and clinical information.”

SOURCE: OR Admin. Rules 811-015-0066. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Physical Therapy:

“‘Telehealth service’ means a physical therapy intervention, including assessment or consultation that can be safely and effectively provided using synchronous two-way interactive video conferencing, or asynchronous video communication, in accordance with generally accepted healthcare practices and standards.  For purposes of these rules, ‘telehealth service’ also means, or may be referred to, as ‘telepractice, teletherapy, or telerehab’.”

SOURCE: OR Administrative Rule, Sec. 848-040-0100(13). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Occupational Therapy:

“Telehealth” is defined as the use of interactive audio and video, in real time telecommunication technology or store-and-forward technology, to deliver health care services when the occupational therapist and patient/client are not at the same physical location. Its uses include diagnosis, consultation, treatment, prevention, transfer of health or medical data, and continuing education.

SOURCE: OR Admin. Code 339-010-0006(1) (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Teleoptometry

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic and telecommunications technologies, including remote patient monitoring devices and store and forward technology, to support delivery of optometric clinical health care services. “Telehealth” does not include electronic mail communication, facsimile transmission or audio-only telephone communication between a licensed optometrist and a patient, or the use of an automated computer program or managed website to diagnose or treat ocular or refractive conditions.

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of optometric clinical health care services to a patient by a licensed optometrist through telehealth.

SOURCE: OR Revised Statutes 683.230; (Accessed Jun. 2021).

“Telehealth” is the electronic delivery of optometry care across state lines that complies with the requirements of ORS 683.010 through 683.990 and OAR Chapter 853. Telehealth may include phone applications, online systems, remote patient monitoring devices, 2 way audio, visual or other telecommunications or electronic communications.

SOURCE: OAR 852-001-0002. Board of Optometry, Procedural Rules, Definitions. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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Pennsylvania

Last updated 06/19/2021

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Rhode Island

Last updated 06/25/2021

Telemedicine is defined very generally as the delivery of healthcare …

Telemedicine is defined very generally as the delivery of healthcare where there is no in-person exchange. Telemedicine, more specifically, is a mode of delivering healthcare services and public health utilizing information and communication technologies to enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management, and self-management of patients at a distance from health care providers.

SOURCE: RI Department of Health. Telemedicine. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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South Carolina

Last updated 06/19/2021

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using electronic communications, information …

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine using electronic communications, information technology, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening practitioner.

SOURCE: SC Code Annotated Sec. 40-47-20(52). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

South Carolina law addresses telemedicine under veterinary services, stating, “telemedicine is an audio, video, or data communication of medical information.”

SOURCE: SC Code Annotated Sec. 40-69-20(15). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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South Dakota

Last updated 04/29/2021

“Telehealth,” the use of secure electronic information, imaging, and communication …

“Telehealth,” the use of secure electronic information, imaging, and communication technologies by a health care professional to deliver health care services to a patient, including interactive audio-video, interactive audio with store and forward, store-and-forward technology, and remote patient monitoring. Telehealth does not include the delivery of health care services through electronic means under the provisions of chapter 27A-10.

SOURCE: SD Codified Laws Sec. 34-52-1 & Senate Bill 96 (2021 Session). (Accessed Apr. 2021).

“Telehealth services” is a home-based health monitoring system used to collect and transmit an individual’s clinical data for monitoring and interpretation.

SOURCE: SD Regulation 67:40:19:01(21) (Accessed Apr. 2021).

Mental Health Procedures in Criminal Justice

“Telehealth” is a mode of delivering healthcare services that utilizes information and communication technologies to enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of patients at a distance from heath care providers.

SOURCE: SD Codified Laws Ann. § 23A-50-1(6) (Accessed Apr. 2021).

Speech-language Pathology

“Telepractice,” “telespeech,” “telespeech-language pathology,” or “telehealth” is the application of telecommunication technology to delivery speech-language pathology at a distance for assessment, intervention, or consultation.

SOURCE: SD Regulation 20:79:01:01(9) (Accessed Apr. 2021).

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Tennessee

Last updated 06/14/2021

“Telehealth,” “telemedicine,” and “provider-based telemedicine” mean:  The use of real …

“Telehealth,” “telemedicine,” and “provider-based telemedicine” mean:  The use of real time audio, video, or other electronic media and telecommunication technology that enables interaction between a healthcare provider and a patient for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of a patient at a distant site where there may be no in-person exchange between a healthcare provider and a patient; or Store-and-forward telemedicine services.

“Store-and-forward telemedicine services” means the use of asynchronous computer-based communications between a healthcare provider and patient for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of the patient at a distant site where there may be no in-person exchange between the healthcare provider and the patient.

SOURCE:  TN Code Sec. 63-1-155, as amended by House Bill 552 & Senate Bill 1589 (2021 Session), (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using electronic communication, information technology or other means, between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location. Telemedicine is not an audio only telephone conversation, email/instant messaging conversation or fax. It typically involves the application or secure video conferencing or store-and-forward to provide or support healthcare delivery by replicating the interaction of a traditional encounter between a provider and a patient.

SOURCE: TN Rule Annotated, 0880-02.-16(1)(g). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

All behavioral health professional licensure requirements are the same for telehealth as for on-site face-to- face services. However, licensing requirements vary from state to state thus if a professional is providing direct care services across state lines, the behavioral health professional must adhere to the requirements of each state’s licensing authority.

SOURCE: TN Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Office of Crisis Services Minimum Standards of Care, p. 50, (2017) (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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Texas

Last updated 06/07/2021

Telehealth service means a health service, other than a telemedicine …

Telehealth service means a health service, other than a telemedicine medical service, delivered by a health professional licensed, certified, or otherwise entitled to practice in this state and acting within the scope of the health professional’s license, certification, or entitlement to a patient at a different physical location than the health professional using telecommunications or information technology.

Telemedicine service means a health care service delivered by a physician licensed in this state, or a health professional acting under the delegation and supervision of a physician licensed in this state, and acting within the scope of the physician’s or health professional’s license to a patient at a different physical location than the physician or health professional using telecommunications or information technology.

SOURCE: TX Occupations Code 111.001. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Telehealth is “the use of telecommunications and information technologies for the exchange of information from one site to another for the provision of speech-language pathology or audiology services to a client from a provider.”

Telehealth services–The application of telecommunication technology to deliver speech-language pathology and/or audiology services at a distance for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.

Telepractice–The use of telecommunications technology by a license holder for an assessment, intervention, or consultation regarding a speech-language pathology or audiology client.

Telepractice services–The rendering of audiology and/or speech-language pathology services through telepractice to a client who is physically located at a site other than the site where the provider is located.

SOURCE: TX Admin. Code, Title 16 Sec. 111.210. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Occupational Therapy

Telehealth is a “a mode of service delivery for the provision of occupational therapy services delivered by an occupational therapy practitioner to a client at a different physical location using telecommunications or information technology. Telehealth refers only to the practice of occupational therapy by occupational therapy practitioners who are licensed by this Board with clients who are located in Texas at the time of the provision of occupational therapy services. Also may be known as other terms including but not limited to telepractice, telecare, telerehabilitation, and e-health services.”

SOURCE: TX Admin. Code, Title 40 Sec. 362.1(39). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Physical Therapy

Telehealth is a mode for providing one-on-one physical therapy services to a patient/client and is not a means for supervision of physical therapy aides.

SOURCE:  TX Admin. Code, Title 22, Sec. 322.5. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

Veterinary Medical Examiners

“Telemedicine” means veterinary medicine offered or provided by a person to a patient at a different physical location than the person using telecommunications or information technology.

SOURCE:  TX Admin. Code, Title 22, Sec. 573.68. (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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Utah

Last updated 06/09/2021

Telehealth services means the transmission of health-related services or information …

Telehealth services means the transmission of health-related services or information through the use of electronic communication or information technology.

“Telemedicine services” means telehealth services including:

  • Clinical care;
  • Health education;
  • Health administration;
  • Home health;
  • Facilitation of self-managed care and caregiver support; or
  • Remote patient monitoring occurring incidentally to general supervision; and

Provided by a provider to a patient through a method of communication that:

  • Uses asynchronous store and forward transfer; or
  • Uses synchronous interaction; and

Meets industry security and privacy standards, including compliance with:

  • The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936, as amended; and
  • The federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 226, 467, as amended.

SOURCE: UT Code, 26-60-102(8-9). (Accessed Jun. 2021).

“Teledentistry” means the practice of dentistry using synchronous or asynchronous technology.

SOURCE: UT Code, 58-69-102 (12), (Accessed Jun. 2021).

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Vermont

Last updated 06/02/2021

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services, including dental …

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services, including dental services, such as diagnosis, consultation, or treatment through the use of live interactive audio and video over a secure connection that complies with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-191.

SOURCE: VT Statutes Annotated, Title 8 Sec. 4100k(h)(7) (Accessed May 2021).

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Virginia

Last updated 05/31/2021

Telemedicine services means the use of electronic technology or media, …

Telemedicine services means the use of electronic technology or media, including interactive audio or video for the purpose of diagnosing or treating a patient, providing remote patient monitoring services, or consulting with other health care providers regarding a patient’s diagnosis or treatment. ‘Telemedicine services’ does not include an audio-only telephone, electronic mail message, facsimile transmission, or online questionnaire.

SOURCE: VA Code Annotated Sec. 38.2-3418.16, (Accessed May 2021).

“Teledentistry” means the delivery of dentistry between a patient and a dentist who holds a license to practice dentistry issued by the board through the use of telehealth systems and electronic technologies or media, including interactive, two-way audio or video.

SOURCE: VA Code Annotated Sec. 54.1-2700 (Accessed May 2021).

Statewide Telehealth Plan

“Telehealth services” means the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide access to health assessments, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision, and information across distance. “Telehealth services” includes the use of such technologies as telephones, facsimile machines, electronic mail systems, store-and-forward technologies, and remote patient monitoring devices that are used to collect and transmit patient data for monitoring and interpretation.

SOURCE: VA Statute 32.1-122.03:1 (HB 1332 – 2020 Session). (Accessed May 2021).

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Washington

Last updated 05/08/2021

“Telemedicine means the delivery of health care (or behavioral health) …

“Telemedicine means the delivery of health care (or behavioral health) services through the use of interactive audio and video technology, permitting real-time communication between the patient at the originating site and the provider, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.  For purposes of this section only, ‘telemedicine’ includes audio-only telemedicine, but does not include facsimile, or email.”

“Audio-only telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services through the use of audio-only technology, permitting real-time communication between the patient at the originating site and the provider, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.
“Audio-only telemedicine” does not include:
  • The use of facsimile or email; or
  • The delivery of health care services that are customarily delivered by audio-only technology and customarily not billed as separate services by the provider, such as the sharing of laboratory results.

SOURCE: RCW 70.41.020 as amended by House BIll 1096 (2021 Session), (Accessed May 2021).

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services through the use of interactive audio and video technology, permitting real-time communication between the patient at the originating site and the provider, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment. Telemedicine does not include the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile, or electronic mail.

SOURCE: WAC 246-335-610.(21) (Accessed May 2021).

Hospice and Home Health

“Telehealth” means a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technology. Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies and tactics to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services.

“Telemedicine” means the delivery of health care services through the use of interactive audio and video technology, permitting real-time communication between the patient at the originating site and the provider, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment. Telemedicine does not include the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile, or electronic mail.

SOURCE: WAC 246-335-610.(20) & (21); WAC 246-335-510(21) & (22) (Accessed May 2021).

Physical and Occupational Therapy

“Telehealth means providing physical therapy [or occupational therapy] via electronic communication where the physical [occupational] therapist or physical [or occupational] therapist assistant and the patient are not at the same physical location.”

SOURCE: WAC 246-915-187(3(a)) & 246-847-176.(1) (Accessed May 2021).

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West Virginia

Last updated 05/24/2021

Recently Passed Legislation (Now Effective)

“Telehealth services” means the use …

Recently Passed Legislation (Now Effective)

“Telehealth services” means the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technology or audio only telephone calls by a health care practitioner to provide health care services, including, but not limited to, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and monitoring of a patient; transfer of medical data; patient and professional health-related education; public health services; and health administration. The term does not include internet questionnaires, e-mail messages, or facsimile transmissions.

SOURCE: WV Statute Sec. 30-1-26 as amended by HB 2024, (Accessed May 2021).

“Practice of telemedicine means the practice of medicine using communication tools such as electronic communication, information technology or other means of interaction between a licensed health care professional in one location and a patient in another location, with or without an intervening health care provider, and typically involves secure real-time audio/video conferencing or similar secure audio/video services, remote monitoring, interactive video and store-and-forward digital image or health data technology to provide or support health care delivery by replicating the interaction of a traditional in-person encounter between a provider and a patient. The practice of telemedicine occurs in this state when the patient receiving health care services through a telemedicine encounter is physically located in this state.”

SOURCE: WV Code Sec. 30-3-13.(b) (Accessed May 2021).

“Telemedicine” means the practice of medicine using tools such as electronic communication, information technology, store and forward telecommunication, audio only telephone calls, or other means of interaction between a physician or podiatrist in one location and a patient in another location, with or without an intervening health care provider.

“Telemedicine technologies” means technologies and devices which enable secure communications and information exchange in the practice of telemedicine, and typically involve the application of secure real-time audio/video conferencing or similar secure video services, remote monitoring or store and forward digital image technology, or audio only telephone calls to provide or support health care delivery by replicating the interaction of a traditional in-person encounter between a physician or podiatrist and a patient.

SOURCE: WV Statute Sec. 30-3-13a & 30-14-12d as amended by HB 2024, (Accessed May 2021).

“Telehealth” means the application of telecommunication, audio-visual, or other technologies that meets the applicable standard of care to deliver audiology or speech-language pathology services at a distance for assessment, intervention, or consultation.

SOURCE: WV Code Sec. 30-32A-2. (Accessed May 2021).

Medication Assisted Treatment Program

“Telehealth” means the mode of delivering health care services and public health via information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation, treatment education, care management, and self-management of a patient’s health care while the patient is at the originating site and the health care provider is at a distant site.

SOURCE: WV Code Sec. 16-5Y-2. (Accessed May 2021).

“Telehealth” means the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

SOURCE: WV Code, Ch. 16, Article 2D, Sec. 16-2D-2.(45) (Accessed May 2021).

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Wisconsin

Last updated 05/18/2021

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine when patient care, treatment …

Telemedicine means the practice of medicine when patient care, treatment or services are provided through the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Telemedicine does not include the provision of health care services only through an audio only telephone, email messages, text messages, facsimile transmission, mail or parcel service or any combination thereof.

SOURCE: WI Admin. Code MED Ch. 24.02 (Accessed May 2021).

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Wyoming

Last updated 05/12/2021

Physicians and Surgeons

“Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by …

Physicians and Surgeons

“Telemedicine means the practice of medicine by electronic communication or other means from a physician in a location to a patient in another location, with or without an intervening health care provider.”

SOURCE: WY Statutes Sec. 33-26-102.(a(xxix))  (Accessed May 2021).

Occupational Therapy

“Occupational therapy telehealth means the provision of occupational therapy services across a distance, using telecommunications technology for the evaluation, intervention or consultation without requiring the occupational therapist and recipient to be physically located in the same place.”

SOURCE: WY Statutes Sec. 33-40-102.(a(v)) (Accessed May 2021).

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

“Telehealth” means the delivery of healthcare services using electronic communications, information technology, or other means between a licensee in one location and a patient in another location with or without an intervening healthcare provider.

SOURCE: WY Admin Rules. Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Ch. 1, Sec. 3 (t). (Accessed May 2021).

Physical Therapy

“Consultation by means of telecommunications” means that a physical therapist renders professional or expert opinion or advice to another physical therapist or health care provider via telecommunications or computer technology from a distant location. It includes the transfer of data or exchange of educational or related information by means of audio, video, or data communications.

SOURCE: WY Admin Rules. Board of Physical Therapy. Ch. 1 Sec. 4 (d). (Accessed May 2021).

Audiology

“Telehealth” means the application of telecommunication technology to deliver audiology or speech-language pathology services at a distance for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.

SOURCE: WY Statutes Annotated Sec. 33-33-402, Sec. 2(y). (Accessed May 2021).

Speech Language Pathology

“Telehealth” means the delivery of speech-language pathology or audiology services using electronic communications, information technology, or other means between a Licensee in one location and a patient in another location.

SOURCE: WY Admin Rules. Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Ch. 13, Sec. 2(b). (Accessed May 2021).

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