*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.
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)
- Providers must be authorized within their respective scope of practice to provide the particular service with no supervision or under general supervision.
- Service parity: Health carriers cannot exclude a service from coverage solely because it is provided via telemedicine and not through in-person consultation or contact between a licensed health care provider and a patient
- Payment parity: Health carriers must reimburse distant site licensed providers for telehealth services on the same basis and at the same rate as they would for the same services delivered in-person
Minnesota Mid-Levels Professional Licensure Compacts
Temporary COVID-19 Policies (MN Mid-Levels)
EXPIRED MAY 6: Nurses can practice telemedicine in MN without a MN license if they are associated with a healthcare system or provider in MN
EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 1: The examination requirement for prescribing certain drugs can be met via telemedicine (this section expires 60 days after peacetime emergency end)
- Nurses and PAs can administer these drugs: “A licensed practitioner in the course of professional practice only, may prescribe, administer, and dispense a legend drug, and may cause the same to be administered by a nurse, a physician assistant, or medical student or resident under the practitioner's direction and supervision”