SB 418 - Currently, no health care provider shall prescribe any drug, controlled substance, or other treatment based solely on an evaluation over the telephone unless there is a pre-existing physician-patient relationship. This act changes "telephone" to "telemedicine".

Additionally, current law prohibits the use of an internet or telephone questionnaire completed by a patient from constituting an acceptable medical interview for the provision of treatment by telehealth. This act permits such questionnaires if the information provided sufficient as though the medical interview was performed in person.


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