State-approved Telehealth Laws Became Effective January 1, 2018 – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889
A number of state-approved telehealth bills take effect in 2018. The various state regulations affect a range of health care professions, including medicine, pharmacy, psychiatry, and dentistry. The following telehealth laws were approved in 2017, and became effective on January 1, 2018.
– Arkansas: Senate Bill (SB) 146 amends the definition of telemedicine, specifies requirements for establishing a professional relationship through telemedicine, and outlines requirements for a health care professional delivering services through telemedicine in a school setting to a minor who is enrolled in the Arkansas Medicaid program.
– California: Assembly Bill 401 establishes requirements for registered pharmacy technicians working at a remote dispensing site.
– Colorado: SB 207 creates a behavioral health crisis response system and crisis service facilities walk-in centers mobile response units, and addresses the role telehealth can play in these situations.