Glover Law

HB 947: Telehealth

General Bill by Ausley

Telehealth: Establishes standard of care for telehealth providers; authorizes use of telehealth to perform patient evaluations; provides that telehealth providers, under certain circumstances, are not required to research patient's history or conduct physical exam before providing services; provides situations when use of telehealth is not deemed to be practicing medicine without a license; authorizes certain providers to use telehealth to prescribe specified controlled substances; requires DOH to develop & disseminate educational materials to specified licenses; provides recordkeeping requirements; provides patient consent requirements. This bill is included in the Tracker because it would prohibit telehealth providers from issuing physician certifications for marijuana under section 381.986 of the Florida Statutes.

Effective Date: July 1, 2019

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