The legislation includes an out-of-state physician provision that will provide greater access to care for patients with a suspected or diagnosed life-threatening condition, such as cancer. Alaskans with this type of condition can have telehealth visits with out-of-state physicians as long as they have a referral from their Alaska-licensed physician. Here is a link to the final version of the bill that goes into effect immediately: http://www.akleg.gov/PDF/32/Bills/HB0265Z.PDF.
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