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LIA-002: Medical Liability Insurance Coverage and Telemedicine

Medical Liability Insurance Coverage and Telemedicine: The Wisconsin Medical Society believes:

  1. An out-of-state physician practicing telemedicine over state lines into Wisconsin should be required to carry primary medical liability insurance at the minimum state level mandated with a company licensed to do business in Wisconsin.
  2. An out-of-state physician, whose principal place of practice is not Wisconsin, practicing telemedicine over states lines into Wisconsin, should also be required to carry coverage through the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (IPFCF). The IPFCF should determine the appropriate assessment and exemptions.
  3. The Medical Examining Board should seek proof of medical liability insurance coverage during the licensure application process for telemedicine practitioners. (HOD, 0412)