On April 26, 2014, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) announced that it had adopted an updated set of guidelines for the safe practice of telemedicine as set forth in the Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.  The FSMB represents all of the nation’s 70 state and territorial medical licensing boards, but it is an advisory board.  This means state boards are free to adopt the updated policy guidelines, modify them, or retain their own current policies regarding telemedicine.