Michigan officials to approve telehealth-governing standards bill

A telemedicine standards bill is set for a final vote in the Michigan senate, according to Pittsburgh's Action News 4.

The new legislation would set standards for the telemedicine industry, including requiring providers to obtain patient consent before providing telehealth services rather than meeting face-to-face. It will also allow state officials to formulate rules governing telemedicine.

Increasingly, states are passing legislation increasing telehealth governance. In October 2016, the Pennsylvania senate approved a telemedicine bill, allowing physicians to provide care across state lines via telehealth.

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