Waiving State Licensing Restrictions for Telehealth Helps Combat COVID-19

Requirements that a provider be licensed in the state where a patient is located present significant challenges to rapidly expanding access to care via telehealth as we work to combat COVID-19. In the latest policy update, the ATA outlines several actions Governors can take immediately to facilitate the use of telehealth and safely expand virtual care during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As of March 24, 2020, more than twenty-five states have waived licensure requirements to leverage telehealth to fill provider shortages and ensure access to care.

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