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Medical board decision could put Texas telehealth industry on hold

Jason Gorevic, president and CEO of Teladoc

Jason Gorevic, president and CEO of Teladoc

The Texas Medical Board voted today to adopt new rules limiting physicians who treat patients over the phone, video or online — a ruling that could have severe implications for Dallas-based TelaDoc.

The rules would require a face-to-face visit or an in-person evaluation to establish the doctor-patient relationship before the physician can diagnose or prescribe drugs to a patient.

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