Tag Archives: Texas

“Lone Star” Joins the Rest of Nation as Texas Passes New Telemedicine Law

On May 12, 2017, the Texas State Legislature passed SB 1107, a law expanding the use of telemedicine in the Lone Star State. The bill is now on its way to Governor Abbot’s desk where he is expected to sign it into law.  Specifically, SB 1107 changes prior Texas law and now allows physicians in … Continue reading this entry

Telemedicine Prescribers Should Read This Case: U.S. vs. Zadeh

Health care providers who use telemedicine for remote prescribing of controlled substances should pay close attention to an important case currently pending at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case will decide whether or not the Drug Enforcement Administration can use administrative subpoenas to obtain and review medical records without a warrant to determine … Continue reading this entry

Texas Torches Telemedicine? Board Issues Emergency Rule

Update: Teladoc has filed for and obtained a temporary restraining order enjoining the Board’s proposed Emergency Rule. The Texas Medical Board issued an Emergency Rule with proposed changes to the practice standards and disciplinary guidelines for remote prescribing via telemedicine consults. The Emergency Rule states that the use of online questionnaires, or questions and answers exchanged … Continue reading this entry