Telemedicine Committee Using Florida Rules as a Model

The Medical Examining Board’s telemedicine rules committee met Wednesday to discuss Wisconsin’s potential rules.  The Committee favors Florida’s telemedicine rules but plans to add a few additional stipulations, such as making it explicit that a doctor who practices telemedicine in Wisconsin must have a Wisconsin medical license and requiring telemedicine providers to provide identifying information to the people they treat.  The Committee would also like to develop more specific language regarding the prescription of controlled substances via telemedicine that would at the very least require the provider to review medical history and conduct other exams as appropriate.  

The DSPS Administrative Rules Coordinator, Dale Kleven, will draft some language for the Committee to review.   

A copy of Florida’s policy can be found on page 6 of the Committee’s most recent agenda: http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Board%20Services/Agenda%20Materials/Medical/2016/20160518_MED_TRC_Full_Packet.pdf

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