Medical Board & Physician Policies
*proposed update* Annual patient assessment required for prescribing medical cannabis can be conducted via telehealth (in HF600, HF813, HF1511, SF803 & SF757). The initial assessment required to prescribe medical cannabis can be conducted via telehealth.
*proposed update* Physicians providing interstate telehealth are considered to be engaged in the practice of medicine.
TELEMEDICINE DEFINITION: “The delivery of health care services or consultations while the patient is at an originating site and the licensed health care provider is at a distant site” provided via real-time two-way interactive audio and visual communications. Telemedicine does not include telephone, email, or fax.
LICENSED PROVIDERS FROM THE MN TELEMEDICINE ACT: MD (147), PA (147A), Chiropractors (148), Nurses (148.171) Speech Language Pathologists (148.511), Optometrists (148.52), Dieticians/Nutritionists (148.621), OT/OTA (148.6401), PT/PTA (148.65), Athletic Trainers (148.7801), Psychologists (148.79), Doulas (148.995), Marriage and Family counselors, Licensed Professional Counseling, (148B), Social Work (148E), Alcohol and Drug Counselors (148F), Dentistry (150A), Podiatry (153)
- INELIGIBLE PROVIDERS: Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, and Genetic Counselors
Physician-patient relationship may be established via telemedicine
A physician licensed from another state may provide interstate telemedicine services to a patient in MN if they are licensed without restrictions in their home state, does not meet with or open an office in MN, and registers with the MN Board
Minnesota Professional Licensure Compacts
Temporary COVID-19 Policies (MN Medical Board)
As stipulated in MN Statutes 12.42, during a declared emergency, a person with a license/certificate/permit in another state, including mental health practitioners, can render aid in MN via telehealth
Out-of-state providers can provide care in MN, including via telehealth, during the COVID-19 public health emergency
- The requirement for examination prior to prescribing can be met by telemedicine (expires 60 days after peacetime emergency is ended)
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