Health Law Checkup - Colorado Medical Board Adopts New Telehealth Policies


On August 20, 2015, the Colorado Medical Board (the Board) adopted Policy 40-27, which sets forth important new guidelines for providers delivering healthcare services via telehealth technologies, including the ability to issue prescriptions. The Board also adopted corresponding changes to Policy 40-03, which expands the definition of provider-patient relationships to include those made through use of telehealth technologies, and Policy 40-09, which sets forth guidelines for providers issuing prescriptions, including through use of telehealth technologies, so long as the provider-patient relationship is present.

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