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Three Things to Know:

  1. Standards of care for telehealth services are generally the same as those for in-person care, and several states took steps to enact them into legislation.

  2. All 50 states allow patient-provider relationships to be established remotely to prescribe medications, though most states still require an in-person examination to prescribe controlled substances.

  3. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia require providers to inform patients of the potential risks and benefits of telehealth usage.


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