Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

tteleme

By Jennifer J. Thomas

During the 2016 regular Legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature amended and reenacted several statutes relative to the practice of telemedicine. Under the prior legislation, a physician was required to conduct an in-person patient history and physical exam before engaging in a telemedicine encounter.   Now, a physician who is either licensed in

medical

By Jennifer J. Thomas

On December 20, 2015, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners’ (“LSBME”) published in the Louisiana Register the final rules for processing complaints against physicians and investigations regarding the practice of medicine.   The new rules are contained in Chapter 97 of LAC 46:XLV and are a result of Act 441 of

telehealth

By Jennifer J. Thomas

During the 2014 Legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature enacted the Louisiana Telehealth Access Act (the “Act”), La. R.S. 40:1300.401 et seq.   In the Act, the Louisiana Legislature declared telehealth to be “extremely valuable” because it enhances access to care, promotes cost-effective delivery of care, and could improve health outcomes.[1]  The