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FSMB Provides Guidance for State Medical Boards on Use of Telemedicine Technology—The Federation of State Medical Boards (“FSMB”) released its “Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine” (the “Policy”). FSMB is a national organization representing 70 medical and osteopathic boards in the United States. The Policy, an 11-page document, “provides guidance to state medical boards for regulating the use of telemedicine technologies in the practice of medicine and educates licensees as to the appropriate standards of care in the delivery of medical services directly to patients via telemedicine technologies.” Topics covered by the Policy include licensure, physician-patient relationships, continuity of care, and compliance with privacy laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, among many other issues. To read the Policy, click here. To read more about telemedicine, click here.

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