At the beginning of COVID-19, telemedicine rules were softened on the state and federal level. In a previous blog post, we discussed the softened Georgia rules during the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Georgia. Unlike the federal Public Health Emergency that was recently lifted, the Georgia State of Emergency was lifted in early 2022. But now that both the state and federal emergency-statuses are lifted, what does that mean for the telemedicine prescribing exceptions available during COVID-19? This post intends to answer that question. 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, email@example.com. You may also learn more about our law firm by visiting www.hamillittle.com.
Although Georgia has clear requirements for when telemedicine is generally allowed and what the general requirements are (which must, of course, be followed if prescribing is allowed), the only restriction on prescribing via telemedicine is with pain management drugs and controlled substances. Continue reading ›