How Out-of-State Providers can Register to Provide Telehealth in Florida

The Florida legislature has passed Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida. Signed into law by the governor and effective July 1, 2019, Chapter 2019-137 clarifies the definitions for health care providers who use or plan on using telehealth services in Florida, as well as the steps needed to provide ethical, legal and competent services within the state. The full text of Chapter 2019-137 can be downloaded on the home page http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/.

It is now mandatory for practitioners who are licensed out-of-state and do NOT hold an additional Florida license to be registered with the state in order to perform telehealth services for patients located in Florida. (Licensed Florida providers are already allowed to practice telehealth with patients they would be able to see face-to-face.)

The steps for registration and all associated rules and regulations are clearly defined and can be found at http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/

To Register:

There is no fee associated with the application. Applicants must have an active and unencumbered license from another US state, DC, or US possession or territory. Proof of licensure is required with the application, which can be completed with the following steps:

1) Visit http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/ and select "Documents"

2) From the pop-up window, select and download the "Application for Telehealth Provider Registration"

3) Complete and submit the application to either the postal address on top of the application or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4) Maintain professional liability coverage

5) Applicants will be notified by mail of approval and provided a telehealth provider number. This letter will serve as proof of registration and will stand in lieu of a certificate.

 

To Remain Compliant:

In order to stay compliant and maintain Florida Telehealth Provider Registration, amongst other regulations, a provider must:

1) Maintain their active and unencumbered license from another state, DC or a possession or territory of the US.

2) Not hold a Florida license

3) Not open an office in Florida nor treat patients in-person within Florida

4) Maintain professional liability coverage

5) Prominently display the following hyperlink on their website: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/

 

The Florida Department of Health will maintain a list of registered out-of-state telehealth providers that can be publicly accessed. For more details, visit the Frequently Asked Questions of Florida's Telehealth Law at http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/faqs.

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