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
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.
Please send to Wynee.Hawk@maryland.gov
A new draft will be posted on the website and circulated in the near future.
2017 Legislative Session Highlights