US HHS Announcement of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications

What Telehealth Platforms Can I Use? HHS states that covered health care providers can use any non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients. This includes popular applications that allow for video chats, such as the following: o Apple FaceTime o Facebook Messenger video chat o Google Hangouts video o Skype Providers are encouraged to notify patients that these third-party applications potentially introduce privacy risks. Providers should enable all available encryption and privacy modes when using these applications. What Platforms Are Still Prohibited? HHS still prohibits using communication products that are public-facing. Therefore, do

Have the continuing education requirements changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

7/1/2020 UPDATE - On July 1, 2020 the BBS extended this waiver until August 31, 2020. Per the BBS, licensees who are need to renew between March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020 do not need to complete the continuing education requirement in order to renew their license. [The BBS has extended this waiver to apply to renewals between March 31, 2020 and August 31, 2020.] BBS FAQs Can I still complete continuing education during this time if I want to? Yes! Many board-accepted continuing education providers offer courses online. If you have down time during this period, the Board highly encourages you to use it to ensure you are up-to-date on your continuing education. Will I still eventually need

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