Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants

Kansas Governor Orders Expansion of Telemedicine

Posted 3 months ago

From the Topeka Capital Journal Newspaper:

Governor Laura Kelly issued a new executive order to expand the use of telemedicine.

Under the new order, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts is blocked from enforcing any law, rule or regulation that requires in-person examinations in order to issue a prescription or administer medication. The order leaves in place state law that bans the use of telemedicine for administering abortions.

Out-of-state doctors may provide telemedicine services in Kansas if they are licensed in another state. All physicians are encouraged to utilize telemedicine, including those under self-quarantine.

Click here for the complete Executive Order - EO 20-08

 

The Board of Healing Arts issued an “emergency actions and guidance statement” for healthcare professionals.

For the Board’s Guidance Document - Click here