• 17 minutes

Introduction to Telemedicine - Legal and Regular Issues


What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is described in different ways by the American Telemedicine Association, Medicaid, and Medicare, and by state definition. Telemedicine requires distance and the practice of medicine. Geographic separation during practice of medicine requires the use of telecommunications to gather, store, and disseminate clinical-related information; and the use of technologies to assess, diagnose, and treat medical conditions. Do not get too caught up in definitions, but rather focus on the relevant definitions specific to the assignment to assess where your exposure exists and what definitions to comply with. Typically, this requires a state-specific review of definitions, both statutory and those within the state professional practice acts.

Runtime: 16 minutes



Nadia de la Houssaye

Nadia de la Houssaye

Jones Walker LLP

  • Partner with Jones Walker LLP where she is co-leader of the firm’s healthcare industry team and chairs the firm’s digital health and telemedicine team
  • Over 30 years of private practice experience in healthcare law
  • Co-founder and former general counsel of one of Louisiana’s first teleradiology networks
  • Expertise in structuring national and international telehealth companies, dealing with regulatory landscapes, and strategic growth
  • Ranked Band 1 in Healthcare in Chambers USA and recognized for expertise in telemedicine affairs
  • Active member of the American Telemedicine Association and various digital health associations, often moderating and speaking at events
  • Published numerous articles and presented at conferences on telemedicine and digital health
  • Provided strategic counsel on telehealth service lines, including international arrangements, licensure issues, and data security
  • Holds a prominent role in legal education and thought leadership in the field of telemedicine and healthcare law
  • Can be contacted at 504.582.8636 or [email protected]

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