New Jersey’s Telemedicine Law became effective July 21, 2017
Published on Published on September 18, 2017
By David Meinhard Counsel at Harwood Lloyd, LLC
New Jersey recently joined the majority of states which have laws governing the practice of telemedicine provided to New Jersey residents. The intent of this legislation is to help expand access to healthcare and reduce costs. This is important legislation for health care providers and health care consumers. It establishes general guidelines in this evolving area, providing health care providers some direction, and patients the potential for easier and greater access to health care services. It’s a good start, however the State Boards overseeing the various health care provider types will need to take steps to establish more detailed criteria applicable to telehealth services. To a great degree, the law, found at N.J.S.A. 45:1-61-66, allows the provision of “telehealth” services by New Jersey licensed health care providers acting within the scope of their license to New Jersey patients.