North Dakota passed House Bill 1038, on January 06, 2015, effectively creating and enacting an Act requiring the coverage of telemedicine/telehealth services. North Dakota defines telemedicine as “the use of interactive audio-video equipment to link practitioners and patients, at different sites. Telemedicine involves two collaborating provider sites: an originating site, and a distant site. The client/patient is located at the originating site, and the practitioner enrolled in North Dakota Medicaid, is located at the distant provider site, to provide those professional services allowed/reimbursed by North Dakota Medicaid.
There are currently no laws in North Dakota endorsing telemedicine as a means of recommending patients for medical marijuana. State legislation on marijuana outlines that patients and physicians must have established a “bona fide provider-patient relationship” where a physician has been able to review relevant medical history, assess the patient’s medical history, and conduct an in-person evaluation of the patient.
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