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VA telehealth rule allows providers to treat patients across state lines

May 14, 2018


The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule allowing telehealth providers to administer care to veterans across state lines and outside of a federal facility.

Previously, VA physicians could only waive state licensing requirements and provide telehealth treatment across state lines if both the veteran and the doctor were located in a federally owned facility. However, the new rule removes those barriers, effectively enabling virtual care regardless of where in the United States the provider or veteran are located.

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