List of licensure by state (posted 12-28-12)
Yes, a full, unrestricted Alaska license is required. In order to provide care for a patient in the State of Alaska, including reading and interpreting medical records and radiology films, an out-of-state physician must be licensed by the Alaska State Medical Board. This requirement also applies to second opinions if the physician is charging a fee for providing the opinion. The only exception is for a “curbside” opinion given as a courtesy to a colleague (an Alaska-licensed physician) for which there is no charge.
In addition, it is considered unprofessional conduct under state law to provide treatment, render a diagnosis, or prescribe medications based solely on a patient-supplied history received by telephone, facsimile, or electronic format
Idaho State Board of Medicine Yes, a full, unrestricted Idaho medical license is required. The board
often receives requests on whether physicians who regularly read radiologic or imaging studies done in
Idaho on Idaho patients by Idaho physicians must have an Idaho license. It is the Board’s interpretation
that such physicians must hold an Idaho license. The “practice of medicine” means to investigate,
diagnose, treat, correct, or prescribe for any human disease, ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity, or other
condition, physical or mental, by any means or instrumentality. Idaho Code 54-1804(2) makes it a felony
to practice in the state of Idaho without a license.
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Radiologists are exempt from licensure to diagnose for a medical condition by reading x-rays, etc.
However, some facilities require physicians to obtain a license.
Statute MCA 37-3-341 to 349 – Telemedicine
· Provides for a telemedicine license
· Defines telemedicine
· Exemptions include informal consultation made
without expectation of compensation; diagnosis of a
medical condition by a physician located outside MT
based on an x-ray, cardiogram, pap smear, or other
specimen sent for evaluation; and communication with
a patient in MT in collaboration with a physician
licensed in MT.
· Limits scope of practice for telemedicine
· Specifies requirements and qualifications
· Specifies grounds for discipline
· Subjects licensee to jurisdiction MT Bd and MT courts
Rules – Telemedicine Rules – 24.156.801 to 811
· Specifies requirements
· Requires licensees to report initiation of disciplinary
action; denial of hospital privileges; restriction or
limitation of practice in any license jurisdiction within
· Subjects licensee to MT MPA and jurisdiction of the
(Statute passed 1999)
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
Teleradiology status is for physicians whose practice is to read radiological images transmitted from
Oregon to their practice location in another state and who communicate their radiological findings back
to the ordering physician in Oregon. Requires agency letter of verification.
Telemonitoring status is for physicians whose practice is the intraoperative monitoring of data collected
during surgery and which is transmitted to them in a location outside of Oregon via a telemedicine link
may request this status. Requires letter from hospital or surgical center requesting Telemonitoring
Telemedicine status is for physicians outside Oregon who directly treat patients, provide them with a
written or documented medical opinion concerning diagnosis or treatment in Oregon, and who have a
physician-patient relationship with the patients. Requires completion of Practice Across State Lines
Practice Description form: http://www.oregon.gov/OMB/MD-DO_Application/Telemedicine_Request.pdf.
Utah Department of Commerce
Yes, a full, unrestricted Utah medical license is required. ” (2) Regardless of the form in which a licensee
engages in the practice of medicine, the licensee may only permit the practice of medicine in that form of
practice to be conducted by an individual: (a) licensed in Utah as a physician and surgeon under
Section 58-67-301 or as an osteopathic physician and surgeon under Section 58-68-301; and (b) who is
able to lawfully and competently engage in the practice of medicine.”
Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission
In Washington, they have no rules or laws on telemedicine. The Medical Commission adopted
guidelines. Here is the link to the guidelines on their web site.
Wyoming Board of Medicine
Yes, a full, unrestricted Wyoming medical license is required if the radiologist is reading directly for a
patient. If the reading is done as a consultation for another radiologist licensed in Wyoming, the license
is not required. Any physician rendering medical diagnosis and/or treatment to a person physically
present in this state must have a license issued by the board when such diagnosis/treatment is
rendered, regardless of the physician’s location and regardless of the means by which such
diagnosis/treatment is rendered. This regulation shall not apply if an out-of-state physician consults by
telephone, electronic or any other means with an attending physician licensed by this board or an out-of-
state physician is specifically exempt from licensure under W.S. 33-26-103(a)(i-ix). Section 7. Exemption
from licensure. (a) Consultants. Physicians residing in and licensed to practice medicine in another state
or country called into this state for consultation by a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state
may practice medicine without first obtaining a Wyoming license for a period not to exceed seven (7)
days in any fifty-two (52) week period. Consults of longer duration or greater frequency are not exempt
and require licensure.
STATE BOARD REQUIREMENTS AND PROVISIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
We try to keep this page updated as information becomes available. Please let us know if you find info to the contrary. This page is partially updated as changes occur. Last partial update was October 2010.
Taken from Medical License Direct