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Groups praise new Calif. telehealth law
Modern Healthcare

The California Telemedicine and eHealth Center, Sacramento, praised California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of the Telehealth Advancement Act of 2011 (PDF). The act, signed Oct. 7 by Brown, loosens requirements about who can provide care using telehealth—expanding eligibility to all licensed healthcare professionals—and makes it easier to provide such care through the state’s Medicaid program and under certain circumstances for patients who have private insurance.