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Pennsylvania Telehealth Regulations and Laws

Telehealth Regulations in Pennsylvania

Most states have regulatory provisions governing the provision of telemedicine services. This article provides clarity on Pennsylvania’s laws and regulations regarding key requirements for providing telehealth services including: standard of care, online prescribing, establishing the practitioner-patient relationship, informed consent, patient identification requirements, and requirements for medical records. This article also provides information on cross-state licensing and payment parity laws.

If you are looking for more information related to Pennsylvania’s laws and rules on telehealth, you can review items such as the state medical board’s regulations, applicable health insurance codes (for reimbursement, payer information, etc.), and Medicaid laws.

What is Standard of Care for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not specify any particular conditions or requirements for the standard of care around telehealth visits.

What is Practitioner-Patient Relationship for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not specify any particular conditions or requirements for the health care practitioner-patient relationship around telehealth visits.

Are There Online Prescription Restrictions for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

There is no Pennsylvania state law or regulation specific to prescribing non controlled substances via telehealth. However, there may be provider-specific limitations on prescribing controlled substances via the use of telehealth.

What is Informed Patient Consent for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not specify any particular conditions or requirements for informed patient consent around telehealth visits.

What are Patient Identification Regulations for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania does not specify any particular requirements for how a provider should verify patient identification before treating a patient via a telecommunication platform.

What are Medical Records Regulations for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

A patient’s medical record shall be retained by a physician for at least 7 years from the date of the last medical service for which a medical record entry is required.

What are Cross-State Medicine Licensing Regulations for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), but implementation is currently pending. The NLC allows nurses to practice and provide patient care in other NLC states without having to obtain additional licenses.

What are Payment Parity Laws for Telehealth in Pennsylvania?

There is no payment parity law for telehealth administered in Pennsylvania, which means that Pennsylvanians may pay different rates for specific types of telehealth services than they do for in-person services.

What Types of Providers Are Allowed to Offer Telehealth Services in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, the health care providers allowed to offer virtual health care services include:

  • Physicians

  • Physician assistants

  • Mental health professionals

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Physical therapists

  • Behavioral health service professionals

  • Social workers

  • Optometrists

  • Family therapists

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