AAN State Legislative Report
January 30, 2017
Telemedicine continues to be an important issue on the state level. 29 states currently have a telemedicine parity law and more likely to join during the 2017 legislative session. The AMA recently wrote an interesting article on where telemedicine has been, where its headed.
For California residents, the new year brings new concussion protocols for children of all ages who participate in sports. Young athletes who sustain concussions now have to go through the same return-to-play protocol as high school and college athletes.The player is not allowed to return until a medical professional clears him or her of being symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours.This expansion of ‘return-to-play’ protocol is expected to be introduced in multiple states in 2017, more to come.
The number of states that have adopted the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact stands at 18. 5 states currently have active legislation, which the AAN is supporting. The compact offers an expedited licensing process for physicians interested in practicing medicine in multiple states. Wondering how the compact works? Check out this short video!
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