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Telehealth Licensing Compact Closer to Reality for Nurses

February 23, 2017 - A national effort to enable nurses to practice telehealth across state lines may go into effect before the end of the year. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reports that 10 states have approved legislation adopting the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs/VNs) to practice in multiple states under...


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Telehealth Licensing Compact Closer to Reality for Nurses

by Eric Wicklund

A national effort to enable nurses to practice telehealth across state lines may go into effect before the end of the year. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reports that 10 states have approved legislation adopting the enhanced...

Nebraska lawmakers eye telehealth parity, interstate licensure

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth parity and interstate licensure are on the agenda in Nebraska, as state officials look to combat healthcare access problems in this decidedly rural state. Lawmakers have announced two separate bills that aim to make telehealth easier...

Pennsylvania Joins Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compact for Doctors

by Eric Wicklund

Pennsylvania has joined the group of states supporting the telehealth-friendly Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which goes into effect in just over two months. Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature last week on legislation unanimously approved...

Momentum Grows for Telehealth Licensing Compacts

by Eric Wicklund

With more and more telehealth networks operating across state lines, several professional groups are calling for an easier way for clinicians to obtain permission to practice in multiple states. “Many providers on the phone with a patient...

Letter: TRICARE Bill Could ‘Federalize’ Telehealth Doctors

by Eric Wicklund

A bill to boost telehealth services for the nation’s armed forces may clash with state efforts to regulate the technology. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017, now making its way through Congress, includes a telehealth benefit...

Is the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Good or Bad for Telehealth?

by Eric Wicklund

Federal officials are stepping in to help the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - even as critics call the effort “crony doctoring.” The cross-state licensure compact was launched in 2013 by the Federation of State Medical Boards,...

ATA Gives the Nation a Passing Grade for Telemental Health

by Eric Wicklund

The American Telemedicine Association is giving much of the nation a good grade for its support of telemental health. Eight states have received an A in the ATA’s latest state-by-state analysis of telehealth standards and licensure, released...

Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compacts Gain Momentum for Docs, Nurses

by Eric Wicklund

Five more states have signed up to ease the licensing process for doctors wanting to practice telemedicine across state lines. And an effort to make the process easier for nurses is gaining momentum as well. Colorado became the 17th state to...

Nurses’ Group Lobbies for Telemedicine Licensure

by Eric Wicklund

A licensing compact that would allow nurses to practice telemedicine across state lines has now been adopted by six states. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, a Chicago-based non-profit consisting of 59 nursing boards, is hoping...

On Telehealth License Portability, Each State Follows its Own Path

by Eric Wicklund

Not content to wait for a regional or national solution, at least three states are mulling legislation that would allow healthcare providers to practice telehealth across state lines. Florida’s long-awaited telehealth legislation, HB 7087,...

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