New Jersey Moves to Further Regulate Telehealth

On September 26, 2016, the New Jersey Senate's Health Committee unanimously approved S.291, a new bill will allow clinicians to engage in telehealth and telemedicine. Specifically, the bill will enable clinicians to provide care remotely to patients in the state, establish appropriate patient-provider relationship via telehealth, and prevent state health plans and private plans that cover state employees from mandating an in-person visit before telehealth use. The bill will also allow for out-of-state clinicians to treat New Jersey residents through telehealth services as long as they have a proper medical license. To learn more about this New Jersey pending telehealth bill, please review here.