Global Telehealth: Complying With the FCPA, Privacy and Security Laws, Fraud and Abuse Laws

Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles When Providing Telemedicine Services Internationally

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide healthcare counsel with guidance on overcoming the regulatory challenges involved when providing telemedicine services internationally. The panel will discuss the obstacles, such as FCPA compliance, when developing and operating an international telehealth program. The panel will examine the regulatory issues that face healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems when providing telehealth services outside the U.S.

Description

The practice of telehealth continues to increase. The global telehealth market is expected to reach $113 billion by 2025. Despite complex laws and regulations governing telehealth around the world, many healthcare organizations already offer or are interested in providing telehealth services internationally.

Among the many issues, healthcare organizations and providers must consider compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from paying bribes or kickbacks to a "foreign official" to obtain or retain business. To complicate matters, in the context of healthcare, a foreign office could be anyone who works for a government-owned or operated hospital or health system, including doctors, nurses and administrators.

In addition to U.S. laws, healthcare organizations and those providing telehealth services must be aware of the local laws that pertain to telehealth practice. For example, in September 2018, Chinese authorities issued new measures to regulate telemedicine. These measures broaden the scope of telehealth to include internet-based diagnosis and treatment offered by hospitals to existing patients as well as internet hospitals that offer all patients online diagnosis and treatment of common and chronic illnesses.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the obstacles in developing and operating an international telehealth program. The panel will review the regulatory issues, including FCPA, privacy and security, fraud and abuse, that face healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems when providing telehealth services internationally.

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Outline

  1. FCPA
  2. Privacy and security
  3. Fraud and abuse
  4. Licensing
  5. Regulations by other countries

Benefits

The panel will review these and other important issues:

  • What FCPA risks may arise when providing telehealth services outside the U.S.?
  • What are the regulatory challenges with licensing requirements of multiple countries?
  • What are the regulatory hurdles relating to privacy and security when providing telehealth services internationally?

Faculty

Dacso, Sheryl
Dr. Sheryl Tatar Dacso

Partner
Seyfarth Shaw

Dr. Dacso has represented healthcare organizations, hospitals and physicians for over 35 years. She concentrates her...  |  Read More

Lampert, Michael
Michael B. Lampert

Partner
Ropes & Gray

Mr. Lampert provides strategic, regulatory, and transactional advice to health care clients, including hospitals,...  |  Read More

McMenamin, Joseph
Joseph P. McMenamin

Principal
McMenamin Law Offices

Mr. McMenamin concentrates his practice on advising clients on legal issues pertinent to telemedicine. Although most of...  |  Read More

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