New Hampshire Governor Mandates Telehealth Coverage

March 26, 2020
Rick Gawenda

Per the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Associations website, Governor Sununu released an Executive Order that along with Guidance from the State of NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) that appears to provide guidance for utilization of telehealth by physical therapists in NH. 

The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association website goes on to say “While the executive order from the governor does not explicitly detail physical therapists, the additional OPLC guidance states that “effective immediately, the Governor has ordered ‘all medical providers[…] be allowed to perform health care services through the use of all modes of telehealth, including video and audio, audio-only, or other electronic media, to treat the residents of the state of NH for all medically necessary services.’” The guidance goes on to assert that “The State’s temporary expansion of telehealth services applies to all medical providers including but not limited to those professions licensed, certified, or registered by the Office of Allied Health Professionals, ….”

We have heard from a representative of the NH PT Governing Board that services offered via telehealth are within our scope of practice.

Click HERE to access the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association website.

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