• AOA stresses patient safety as priority in telehealth debate in Washington state

    4 days ago - By Healio

    On February 9, Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comment to the Washington State Legislature concerning proposed legislation, Substitute Senate Bill 5411/H.B. 1473, that would, among other things, restrict the use of telehealth eye care in which a practitioner distant from a patient uses data received by telecommunications as the basis for a prescription for corrective lenses.
    The proposed legislation would require ophthalmologists and optometrists to conduct complete and comprehensive in-person eye exams prior to providing corrective vision prescriptions, according to the press release
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