Save Telemedicine in Rhode Island!
Telemedicine or Telehealth has increased access to care for millions of people in Rhode Island during the pandemic.
The temporary provisions meant patients were able to see a physician from the comfort of their home, making it a much safer and more convenient option for those who face barriers such as distance (especially those in rural areas), transportation, or caretaker availability.
The temporary provisions made to the Medical Marijuana Program are now expired and means:
- Telemedicine/Telehealth Doctor Certifications are prohibited.
- Patients have lost the access to the care they need.
- Patients with chronic conditions, who are immunocompromised and face barriers such as distance and transportation, will suffer the most.
Sign the petition today to ask Governor McKee to make Telemedicine/Telehealth a permanent option for patients.