For Immediate Release
Washington, DC – The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) submitted comments to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board). ERIC is extremely active in the rulemaking process for telehealth at the state-level to promote barrier-free and technology neutral telemedicine policies.
“As large employers, ERIC members have employees in multiple states across the country, including Arizona. It is extremely important that these employees and their families enjoy the same company benefits regardless of the state in which they live or work,” said Allison Wils, Director of Health Policy, ERIC. “I am pleased the Board recognizes the growing importance of telehealth and the benefits this technology offers Arizonans. I encourage the Board to adopt rules that maintain the same high standard of care governing in-person visits, but not to impose unnecessary and burdensome barriers to accessing that care using telehealth.”
ERIC further urged the Board to:
- ADOPT licensing policies that facilitate inter-state practice so providers, located in or out of the state, can serve patients located in Arizona;
- ADOPT technology-neutral requirements, permitting use of different types of technology platforms that are designed for telehealth; and
- AVOID restrictions that require patients to visit specific locations in order to access telehealth services.
To read ERIC’s letter in its entirety, click here.
You can learn more about ERIC’s telehealth initiative here.