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California's Model Statute and Plan for Telehealth

Posted Mar 07 2011 12:00am

The Center for Connected Health Policy has released a model statute  for California that recommends modernizing state telemedicine and workforce laws, to encourage more robust adoption of telehealth technologies.  The full report, Advancing California’s Leadership in Telehealth Policy:  A Telehealth Model Statute & Other Policy Recommendations ,” makes 13 recommendations in four categories 

  • Revisions to the state’s Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 (TDA), focusing primarily on financial incentives and informed consent;
  • Recommendations to incorporate telehealth into state workforce law;
  • Statutory recommendations to promote interoperability of technology and consumer education;
  • Recommendations on increasing research and education efforts in telehealth technologies. 

Documents available for download include:

Telehealth Model Statute Full Report
Executive Summary
Telehealth Case Studies

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