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Telehealth: A Game-Changer for Health Care — Are Laws Keeping Pace?

posted on Wed, Jul 8 2015 1:12 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, August 20 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Many in public health see telehealth services — such as doctor-patient video-conferencing — as a game-changer for health care. Telehealth can improve access to health services for patients in rural areas, reduce health care costs, and ensure disease control surveillance through video directly observed therapy (VDOT) and other methods. Experts predict telehealth video visits will soar from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million annually in 2020. This webinar will examine how telehealth can improve access to health care for rural communities, the use of telehealth in schools, the use of VDOT for the treatment of tuberculosis, and the laws currently regulating telehealth practices in each state.


  • Steve North, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director and Founder, Center for Rural Health Innovation, and Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth for the Mission Health Center for Telehealth
  • Brittney Bauerly, J.D., Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law — Northern Region
  • Kelly Thompson, J.D., Law and Policy Program Manager — National Nursing Centers Consortium


  • Kim Weidenaar, J.D., Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law — Western Region


Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.