René Quashie Quoted in “Iowa Abortion Case Could Have Broader Telehealth Implications”Modern Healthcare March 11, 2015
René Y. Quashie, Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Modern Healthcare, in “Iowa Abortion Case Could Have Broader Telehealth Implications,” by Lisa Schencker.
Following is an excerpt:
But Rene Quashie, senior counsel with law firm Epstein Becker Green, thinks there's little to fear. He doesn't believe the case will have any impact on telehealth in Iowa or elsewhere—precisely because it's so closely linked to the politics of abortion. Quashie pointed to a rule the Iowa Board of Medicine is set to finalize in April—a rule that seems to further open up the practice of telemedicine in Iowa— as proof that the board's attitude toward telehealth abortion doesn’t seem to mirror its attitude toward the rest of the field.
“I think this case is much more about abortion politics than it is about telemedicine, especially given the fact the state of Iowa saw fit to really expand their telemedicine regulations,” Quashie said.