Our healthcare and business law firm frequently receives questions asking about telemedicine rules in Georgia. This post intends to outline some relevant Georgia rules and regulations relating to telemedicine. Our next post will consider the rules around prescribing based on a telemedicine consult and how COVID-19’s Public Health Emergency impacts those rules. If you have questions about telemedicine rules and regulations or would like to discuss this blog post, you may contact our healthcare and business law firm at (404) 685-1662 (Atlanta) or (706) 722-7886 (Augusta), or by email, email@example.com. You may also learn more about our law firm by visiting www.hamillittle.com.
General Telemedicine Rules and Definitions
The Georgia Composite Medical Board (“Medical Board”) generally requires an in-person exam, but the Medical Board Rules allow telemedicine in certain situations. To begin, the relevant definition of “telemedicine” is found in Georgia’s insurance code and defines “telemedicine” as: