The Center for Connected Health Policy has created a resource, COVID-19 Related State Actions, which provides links to all state-related actions on telehealth that have been issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Information is provided on executive orders, changes to Medicaid/Medicaid managed care, specific legislation passed, and any guidance given by the state to private health plans.
- States Waiving Licensure Requirements/Renewals See: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- States Waiving In-State Licensure Requirements for Telehealth See: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- View a Quick Reference Chart which categorizes the below listed State Actions
- View the full resource on CCHP’s website.
The current FTC Guides state that “endorsers qualifications must in fact give the endorser the expertise that the endorser is represented as possessing with respect to the endorsement.” The proposed modification of an illustrative example in the Guides implies that an endorser of a hearing aid should not be referred to as “Doctor” as this…
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Final Rule: Existing State Medical Clearance Requirements and “Prescription” Terminology
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