Supreme Court

By Jonah Comstock 06:27 am December 1, 2015
This week the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case about veterinary medicine delivered via email. In the case, a 69-year-old veterinarian named Ron Hines is suing the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners over a Texas law that makes it illegal for veterinarians to give advice over the internet or telephone without first conducting a physical examination of the animal in...
By Jonah Comstock 07:52 am April 30, 2015
One month ago, I wrote about how a Supreme Court case with little to do with digital health on the surface could turn out to be a game changer for telemedicine. It only took a month for the first lawsuit to put that new precedent to the test, and the players involved are big ones. Fresh off the news of its IPO filing, Dallas, Texas-based Teladoc sued the Texas Medical Board, alleging that a...
By Jonah Comstock 06:45 am March 30, 2015
A recent Supreme Court decision could have a profound impact on the ability of state medical boards to prevent telemedicine companies from offering their services, according to some experts familiar with the case. North Carolina Board of Dental (NCBD) Examiners vs Federal Trade Commission was decided by a 6-3 vote last month. The case ruled that medical boards comprised of private professionals (...