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Required in-person meeting before administering telemedicine could go away

By Admin | March 06, 2017

Right now, patients and physicians in Texas must have a face-to-face meeting before any telehealth services can be used. Texas remains one of the last states in the US with such a mandate.

But that could be changing very soon.

mHealth Intelligence reports that a bill eliminating this requirement could be on its way to the Texas Legislature in the near future.

Reactions seem positive to this step towards unrestricted telehealth, including support from Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and the DFW Hospital Council.

For more, read “Senator Proceeding With New Texas Telemedicine Rules” from D Healthcare.

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