Our healthcare and business law firm previously published a blog post on the federal telemedicine rules. Both Federal and State rules govern the provision of telemedicine. Each state’s rules governing telemedicine are different, but the applicable laws and rules are generally found in the state medical board’s rules, insurance code, and Medicaid rules. This post focuses specifically on the telemedicine rules applicable to the practice of telemedicine in Georgia. There are specific rules governing prescribing via telemedicine, which are not covered by this post. If you have questions about telemedicine rules or would like to discuss this blog post, you may contact our healthcare and business law firm at (404) 685-1662 (Atlanta) or (706) 722-7886 (Augusta), or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also learn more about our law firm by visiting www.hamillittle.com.
Georgia Insurance Code’s Definition of Telemedicine
The Georgia Composite Medical Board (“Medical Board”) generally requires an in-person exam, but the Medical Board Rules allow telemedicine in certain situations. The relevant definition of “telemedicine” is found in Georgia’s insurance code and defines “telemedicine” as: