December 31, 2012
U.S. Representative, Mike Thompson (D-CA 1) introduced the Telehealth Promotion Act
, which would provide a new federal standard for medical licensure. Consistent with legislation already passed by Congress for military healthcare, providers in all federal health plans would only need to be licensed in the state of their physical location and would be free to treat eligible patients anywhere in the nation.
Free ATA Videocast - Resolving Medical Licensure Barriers Original Broadcast: October 5, 2011
October 5, 2011
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Jon Linkous, ATA CEO, and Ellen Cohn, PhD, Chair of the ATA Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group, describe the current 50 state system for medical licensure and practice regulation and efforts to facilitate solutions that will potentially benefit consumers, clinicians and fiscally challenged state governments.
September 20, 2011
Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association discusses the limitations of the state licensure system. This presentation was part of the 2011 ATA Fall Forum, held September 20-21, 2011 in Anchorage, AK.
August 29, 2011
In a rare form of bipartisanship, 14 Republicans and 7 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have come together to sponsor the Servicemembers' Telemedicine and E-Health Portability Act
(H.R. 1832) and both Senate and House are on the verge of expanding this nationwide licensing.
In the U.S. Senate, a Senator is expected to introduce a bill in Fall 2011 to create national voluntary medical licensure.