COVID-19 Emergency Protections Are Ending. What Does That Mean for Texans?
Healthcare attorney Jennifer Rangel was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article discussing how ending protections under COVID-19 public health emergency declarations will affect the state of Texas. Ms. Rangel spoke about questions surrounding telehealth as stricter pre-COVID regulations that were paused will now resume. She commented on concerns about fraud and prescriptions.
"There's a concern that if we loosen these restrictions and let telehealth run rampant that it will potentially increase fraud," she said. "The other thing that is a big issue is that there's federal and state law surrounding prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine without an in-person visit."
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