New Laws and Regulations

Follow Up: Telemedicine Stakeholder Meeting November 13th

The Maryland Board of Physicians (the “Board”), has been in the process of revising COMAR 10.32.05, Telemedicine regulations to reflect developments in the delivery of health care via telemedicine. The Board’s update includes the use of teletherapy, related to the recent passage of Chapter 610 (Senate Bill 1106), Acts of 2017. The legislation, titled Health Care Practitioners – Use of Teletherapy, requires the Maryland State Boards of Nursing, Physicians, Professional Counselors and Therapists, Psychologists, and Social Work Examiners to adopt teletherapy regulations by April 1, 2018.

The first draft of the chapter update was posted on the Board website for stakeholder review and comment, and a stakeholder meeting was held November 13, 2017. As follow up to the meeting, the Board would like any additional suggested amendments to the draft proposal submitted by COB, Monday, November 20, 2017.

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A new draft will be posted on the website and circulated in the near future.

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