From the Chronicle:
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of common conditions that doctors or nurses can diagnose using today’s telecommunications.
Despite the promise of this technology, the Texas Medical Board adopted a new rule that would require a doctor to meet a patient face-to-face before writing a prescription, or alternatively, the doctor can have a medical professional in the room with the patient to conduct an exam. The rule, adopted last year, was supposed to go into effect last June, but Dallas-based Teladoc sued in federal court, and the case is pending.
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