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Connecticut Temporarily Adds Dentists to Definition of Telehealth Provider

The ADEA Advocate reports Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order on April 22 that temporarily added dentists to the definition of “telehealth provider” under the state’s laws. 

The ADEA Advocate reports Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order on April 22 that temporarily added dentists to the definition of “telehealth provider” under the state’s laws. 

This will allow dentists to provide care under telehealth provisions outlined in Section 19a-906 of Connecticut statutes for the duration of the state’s public health emergency. This section of state law permits telehealth services to be delivered for the purposes of facilitating the diagnosis, consultation and treatment, education, care management and self-management of a patient’s physical and mental health. Telehealth services must comply with conditions specified in the state statute, which permits providers to communicate with patients through real-time, interactive, two-way communication technology or store-and-forward technologies.

Read about the additional provisions, and the full executive order at: adea.informz.net.

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