Eyeing Telehealth, AAFP Urges States to Adopt Interstate Licensure

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The American Academy of Family Physicians is urging states to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, saying it would help expand telehealth and give doctors more room to grow.

Source: Eyeing Telehealth, AAFP Urges States to Adopt Interstate Licensure

Lawsuit Challenges Indiana’s Ban on Telemedicine for Eye Exams

A telehealth company that offers online eye tests has filed a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s ban on the use of telemedicine for eye exams.

 

Source: Lawsuit Challenges Indiana’s Ban on Telemedicine for Eye Exams

In the story, I should point out that this statement as screenshotted:

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is not totally accurate. The representative in question is actually from Washington State, not South Carolina.

The company mentioned in the article has the ability to conduct eye exams in selected states that include North Carolina and charges $35 to do so. This is one of those infrequent occasions where something is valid in North Carolina and not in South Carolina; the states tend to enable similar laws, for good or bad.

South Carolina’s Prison Telehealth Deal is About More Than Healthcare

South Carolina sees many benefits in prison telehealth program. In a partnership announced this month by the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will be deploying telemedicine carts to four state prisons.

via South Carolina’s Prison Telehealth Deal is About More Than Healthcare