News  Board of Registration in Medicine Approves Interim Policy on Telemedicine

The Board approved an interim policy regarding the practice of telemedicine in the Commonwealth
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

Wakefield — In an emergency Board meeting on March 16, 2020, the board approved an interim policy on telemedicine, clarifying that a face-to-face encounter between the physician and the patient is not required prior to health care delivery via telemedicine.

The interim policy also specifies that the standard of care applicable to the physician is the same whether the patient is seen in-person or through telemedicine.

The policy may be downloaded here, and all policies are available in the Related items on this page. 

  • Board of Registration in Medicine 

    The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.
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