The State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board recently held a hearing to consider a proposed rule that, if enacted, would provide the first administrative requirements around the use of telemedicine services in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s current administrative code is silent as to telemedicine practice. Some of the provisions in the proposed rules would impose operational, business, and clinical restrictions on the use of telemedicine in the Dairy State. The proposed rules address the establishment of a valid physician-patient relationship, the requirement for Wisconsin medical licensure, and the use of appropriate technology.
Here are 8 steps telemedicine providers and companies should take when looking to enter the Wisconsin market if the proposed rule is implemented without changes:
The proposed telemedicine rules are not the only recent development in Wisconsin. Last month, Wisconsin became the 12th state to adopt the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which aims to expedite physician licensing for uses like telemedicine in states that adopt the compact. Member states now include Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
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