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White House Backs Extension of Telehealth Addiction Treatment

Ian Lopez
Publication Date: Jul 15, 2022

In a recently released report, the White House office laid out steps for broadening telehealth access for individuals struggling with addiction.

The plan calls for the federal government to weigh legislation or other steps to knock down barriers between state licensing systems for medical professionals that ONDCP says stand in the way of enacting nationwide telehealth efforts.

It also asks that the government make permanent and expand telehealth regulatory changes made available during the public health emergency, such as the US Drug Enforcement Administration permanently authorizing qualified professionals to prescribe controlled substances remotely without an in-person evaluation.

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