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Ensure You Have Necessary Licensure/Registration

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Under the COVID19 Emergency Declaration, which took effect March 6, 2020, the requirement that physicians be licensed in the state in which the patient is located has been temporarily waived:

More information can also be found on the AAN website for guidance on using telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Prior to these temporary emergency measures, providers had to be licensed in the state in which the patient is located at the time of the video visit, unless the visit was being conducted within the Veterans Affairs health care system.

To ease the burden of these restrictions, 29 states participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), which allows physicians who live in, have an employer in, or practice greater than 25% of their time in these states, to apply in an expedited fashion to practice in any participating state.  Check the following website for details:

Provider’s malpractice insurance must cover him/her in state of patient’s location; discuss your malpractice coverage with your employer.


Provider must register in province of patient’s location. Click on the following link for how to apply:


Provider must be licensed in country of patient’s location


In other locations please refer to your local licensing guidelines if available, see the Resources page, or check the following link for your local telemedicine association:

Regulations and laws regarding telemedicine are rapidly changing worldwide; this site will be updated periodically as information becomes available. Please verify legal information with your local agencies.

Step 3: Determine Your Financial Support

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