Lacktman Comments on New Connecticut Law Allowing Telemedicine Prescriptions

27 June 2018 mHealthIntelligence News
Partner Nate Lacktman was quoted in an mHealthIntelligence article, “New Connecticut Law Enables Providers to Prescribe Via Telemedicine,” about the passage of a law that allows health care providers to use telemedicine to prescribe certain controlled substances for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Lacktman said the new law is a “huge benefit” for Connecticut patients with mental health or substance abuse issues, and “follows a growing trend among states to amend and eliminate prior statutory prohibitions on telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances, particularly in light of the goal of supporting the availability of alternative therapies to address the opioid crisis.”