Florida Telehealth

During the 2019 legislative session, Florida passed Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida, which establishes standards of practice for telehealth services, including patient evaluations, record-keeping, and controlled substances prescribing. The law also authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019, this law became effective on July 1, 2019.

Out-of-state health care practitioners must be registered with the Florida Department of Health to perform telehealth services in Florida. The department is working on implementation and expects the application for registration to be available in early fall 2019, soon after it is adopted into rule. Please continue to check the website or sign up for updates regarding this legislation.

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