New Teletherapy Laws in Florida
During the 2019 legislative session, Florida passed Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida, which establishes standards of practice for telehealth services, including patient evaluations, record-keeping, and controlled substances prescribing. The law also authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019, this law became effective on July 1, 2019.
Out-of-state health care practitioners must be registered with the Florida Department of Health to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. To complete the application for registration, click the link labeled "Documents" at the bottom of the homepage. The out-of-state telehealth provider registration is for health care practitioners licensed outside of Florida ONLY. Florida licensees can already provide telehealth services to patients in Florida that they can treat in person.