NH Telemedicine

Updated on May 26, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

Rules governing telemedicine in New Hampshire for prescribing medical marijuana are changing. Patients interested in getting a medical marijuana evaluation conducted in the privacy of their own home, or location of their choosing, can access it via a secure real-time, live-video connection here: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/medical-marijuana-telemedicine-portal/

The 2013 New Hampshire Revised Statutes — Title XXVII, Chapter 415-J, Section 415-J:1, known and cited as the New Hampshire Telemedicine Act, defines telemedicine as, the delivery of healthcare services, by means of audio, video, or other electronic media, for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.  Audio-only telephone or facsimile services are not included within the scope of telemedicine.

In 2009, New Hampshire legislature enacted parity laws, requiring New Hampshire Medicaid, state health employee plans, and private payers alike, to recognize and reimburse telemedicine services at the same rates as the equivalent health care service provided in-person — insurers may not deny coverage solely on the basis, that coverage was provided via telemedicine, only home rehabilitation and home monitoring services, are explicitly not covered by New Hampshire’s telemedicine laws.

As per the New Hampshire 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.

The New Hampshire Telemedicine Act requires that all out-of-state health care practitioners intending to provide telemedicine services, to patients geographically situated in the state of New Hampshire, must first obtain a valid medical license, from the New Hampshire Medical Board, prior to commencing service — however, physician-to-physician (P2P) exemptions apply.

On May 05, 2016, New Hampshire enacted legislation allowing the state to join the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact, expediting a pathway to licensure for qualified physicians, wishing to practice telemedicine in multiple states.

Using Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Services in New Hampshire

Qualified medical marijuana patients please be advised that for the purposes of using medical marijuana telemedicine services online, in New Hampshire:

  • The State of New Hampshire requires that, in order for a marijuana doctor to conduct a medical marijuana evaluation, the physician must first conduct a patient examination, in-person.
  • Although patients may not see a marijuana doctor online for the initial visit, patients may choose to use medical marijuana telemedicine services online for all follow-up visits.

If you are a qualified New Hampshire medical marijuana patient who has already established a bonafide relationship with a medical marijuana doctor, and want to see a marijuana doctor online and on-demand now, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, please click here.

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