Epstein Becker Green’s 2021 Telemental Health Laws survey of state telehealth laws, regulations, and policies within the mental/behavioral health practice disciplines (and corresponding app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices), was featured in Healthcare IT News, in “Analysis Finds Uptick in Telehealth Fraud Enforcement,” by Kat Jercich. Amy Lerman, co-author of the survey, discusses the upsurge of telehealth services and increased legislative focus on risk and compliance throughout COVID-19, and more.
Following is an excerpt:
- Professional licenses, with many joining compacts that make it easier for healthcare professionals to practice in other states
- Prescription practices, such as allowing physicians to prescribe non-controlled substances remotely
- Patient privacy and confidentiality, aimed at ensuring patients’ privacy while using telecommunications with healthcare professionals
For more information and to read our analysis of regulatory requirements for professional mental/behavioral health practitioners and stakeholders seeking to provide telehealth-focused services, please see our 2021 Executive Summary and the firm’s latest press release, and download the complimentary app ꟷ available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
The survey is co-authored by Amy Lerman and Francesca Ozinal and the following attorneys and contributors from EBG’s Health Care and Life Sciences team: Attorneys Alexis Boaz, Audrey Davis, Vidaur Durazo, Daniel Fahey, Jacqueline Frazer, Priya Kaulich, Devon Minnick, Lauren Petrin, Olivia Plinio, Matthew Sprankle, Christopher Taylor, and Bailey Wendzel; Law Clerks Nija Chappel, Julianna Dzwierzynski, Chloe Hillard, and William Walters; and 2021 Summer Associates Kayla Oakley and Timothy Rozier-Byrd.