Interstate Telehealth Registration

 

The West Virginia Board of Medicine is authorized to issue Interstate Telehealth Registrations to eligible physicians (MDs), podiatric physicians (DPMs) and physicians assistants (PAs) who seek to provide telehealth services to patients located in West Virginia from another U.S. state.  An Interstate Telehealth Registration is not a license to practice medicine and surgery in West Virginia, and only authorizes the registrant to provide telehealth services to West Virginia patients.  Practitioners who seek to treat patients in person in West Virginia, or who seek to provide telehealth services from an international location must hold an active status West Virginia medical, podiatric or physician assistant license.

A practitioner (MD, DPM or PA) is eligible to apply for an interstate telehealth registration issued by the Board if all of the following requirements are continuously met:

  1. The practitioner holds a valid, active medical, podiatric or physician assistant license issued by another state licensing authority or board;
  2. The practitioner is licensed in good standing in all states in which the practitioner is licensed ("good standing" means a license that: (1) is not  currently revoked, suspended, or subject to a probationary period or a practice restriction or limitation; (2) was not surrendered while under or to avoid an investigation or disciplinary action; (3) was not revoked, suspended, or subject to a probationary period or a practice restriction or limitation at the time the license expired, lapsed, terminated, or was cancelled);
  3. The practitioner is not the subject of an administrative complaint which is currently pending before another state licensing authority or board; and 
  4. The practitioner is not currently under investigation by another state licensing authority or board. 

Physician assistants who register to provide interstate telehealth services to West Virginia patients must submit a Practice Notification and receive notice of activation from the Board prior to commencing practice. Additional information regarding Practice Notifications is available here.

Initial Interstate Telehealth Registrations are valid from the date of issuance until March 31, 2023. Registrations may be renewed annually if the registrant remains eligible and meets all of the requirements for renewal.

Initial application fees are:

MD         $175

DPM       $175

PA          $100

For additional information regarding the Interstate Telehealth Registration or Telehealth practice in West Virginia, please review the Board’s emergency rule 11 CSR 15.

Interstate Telehealth Registration
Application and Instructions