To date, Delaware has yet to pass legislation that would enact a telehealth/telemedicine policy, despite a large majority of its people living in areas, that have health professional shortages or are medically underserved. Telemedicine provides a solution to the need for primary and specialty medical care. In order to improve access to behavioral health services, general health, and medical subspecialties not widely available in Delaware, the Delaware Medical Assistance Program makes reimbursements for telemedicine-delivered services, as of July 01, 2012.
Fully integrated into Delaware’s healthcare system, Telehealth provides all residents with affordable and accessible medical service. As per the Delaware Medical Board, health care practitioners providing telemedicine services, are required to adhere to the same standard of professional conduct and practice, as healthcare practitioners of the same practice or specialty, providing services in-person — with the exception of prescription.
All out-of-state health care practitioners intending to provide telemedicine services, to patients geographically situated in the state of Delaware, must first obtain a valid medical license, from the Delaware Medical Board, prior to commencing service — however, physician-to-physician (P2P) exemptions apply.
With its progressive policy towards the further growth and development of telehealth/telemedicine, Delaware is ready for the future of medicine.
Qualified medical marijuana patients please be advised that for the purposes of using medical marijuana telemedicine services online, in Delaware:
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