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By Heather Mack February 15, 2017
The two latest bills in the quest to make telemedicine in Arkansas more like the rest of the country have passed. House Bill 1437 aims to ease up the restrictions on telemedicine laws that were enacted in 2015 by eliminating the requirement that patients must be at a healthcare facility to receive telemedicine services. The companion legislation, Senate Bill 146, decrees the originating site can...
By Heather Mack January 24, 2017
The state of Idaho will no longer ban women from using telemedicine to receive abortion-inducing medication, following the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands had filed a federal lawsuit in December 2015 to overturn two Idaho telemedicine laws that contained restrictions to women seeking abortions, claiming that...
By Neil Versel February 15, 2013
Telemedicine seems to have been swept up in the contentious abortion debate, as Texas has effectively banned the remote prescribing of "abortion pills" and several states are considering similar restrictions. But some proposed legislation may have the side effect of curtailing telemedicine in many other, less-controversial cases, while mobile technologies may provide a means of getting around the...

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