Caution urged with telemedicine practiced across state lines

Should doctors practice telemedicine for patients in states where they're not licensed? No, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society, especially if they are diagnosing patients remotely, the Boston Herald reported. "When you're talking about diagnosis, that's a really critical area," Bill Ryder, the group's legislative and regulatory counsel, told the state Division of Insurance last week. "Anybody who does that should have a full license in Massachusetts." Concerns for patients might include whether a doctor carried malpractice insurance that covered their state and which state's laws governed that physician's practice. Article