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Delaware General Assembly Passes Telemedicine Bill

On May 14th the Delaware General Assembly passed HB 69 amending Title 18, the state’s Insurance Code, and Title 24, governing health care professions and occupations, to facilitate the use of “telehealth” and “telemedicine” in the delivery of health care to patients located in Delaware. The bill defines “telehealth” as “the use of information and communications technologies consisting of telephones, remote patient monitoring devices or other electronic means which support clinical health care, provider consultation, patient and professional health-related education, public health, health administration, and other services as described in regulation.”

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Physical Therapists’ Board Proposes Telehealth and Dry Needling Regulations

In August of this year Governor Markell signed a bill overhauling Chapter 26 of Title 24 relating to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training. Among other things, the legislation expanded the scope of practice to include telehealth and dry needling. Further to the legislation, the Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers has proposed regulations regarding standards and requirements for the practice of telehealth by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and physical therapist assistants, as well as prerequisites for the performance of dry needling by physical therapists.

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