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Will Federal Special Registration Exception Preempt More Stringent State Rules on Remote Prescribing of Controlled Substances?

USA - August 14 2018 The Ryan Haight Act Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (21 U.S.C. § 802(54)) (the “Ryan Haight Act” or “Act”) expanded the federal…

Law Urging DEA to Promulgate Rules for “Special Registration” Likely This Summer

USA - June 18 2018 At first blush, the passage of House Bill 5483, entitled the “Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018” (the “Bill”), appears…

VA Leads in Changing the Telehealth Landscape

USA - June 1 2018 Effective June 11, 2018, all Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) health care providers will be able to offer the same level of care to all…

OIG Finds CMS Overpayments for Telehealth Services

USA - May 3 2018 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report revealing that during OIG’s 2014 and…

MACPAC Offers Reserved But Positive Outlook on Telehealth’s Integration Into Medicaid Program

USA - April 5 2018 In March 2018, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) made its 2018 report to Congress, which included the Commission’s…

Letter from U.S. Senators Applies Additional Pressure to DEA to Promulgate “Special Registration” Rules Under the Ryan Haight Act

USA - February 8 2018 The calls for utilizing telemedicine in battling the opioid crises in the U.S. are growing louder. On January 30, 2018, Senators Claire McCaskill…

New State Laws Allow Telehealth Prescriptions for Controlled Substances; Yet, Regulatory Obstacles Still Remain

USA - January 22 2018 In 2008, Congress passed the Ryan Haight Act (21 U.S.C. § 802(54)) (“Ryan Haight”) following the death of Ryan Haight, a young man who overdosed on…

Preventive Health Services Act Bill Makes Telehealth Legislation More Appealing

USA - January 9 2018 One of the challenges to increasing Medicare coverage of telehealth services is amending the statutory language in the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C…

Opioid Addiction Treatment Through Telemedicine: How Federal Law Prohibits, but Could Permit, Controlled Substance Prescribing

USA - November 1 2017 On October 26, 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services ("Secretary") to declare a National Public…

Considerations When Treating Natural Disaster Victims Through Telemental / Telebehavioral Health Programs

USA - October 17 2017 You need not spend much time reading the news to know that recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of…