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Telemedicine FAQs

What is telemedicine?

*Telemedicine FAQs being revised following enactment of SB 1107.

In Texas, telemedicine involves a health care provider’s medical care delivered to patients physically located at sites other than where the provider is located, with the use of technology that allows the provider to communicate with and see and hear the patients in “real” time.


No. For mental health services to be provided, a distant site provider must, however, conduct a face-to-face visit and ensure that a defined physician-patient relationship is established, which includes documenting and performing patient history, mental status examination, and appropriate diagnostic and laboratory testing.