Regulation of Telehealth Services in the Era of COVID

Technology has made it possible for people to virtually access their healthcare providers. During COVID-19, this has enabled patients and doctors to avoid excess exposure and travel for non-emergency visits. However, state and local regulations frequently limit or ban telemedicine for health and safety reasons. Should telemedicine be considered as the same or different from traditional office visits, and what regulations should govern it?

Anastasia P. Boden is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation.

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Anastasia P. Boden

Attorney, Economic Liberty Project

Pacific Legal Foundation


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