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Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Historic Telehealth Law

The American Teledentistry Association is pleased to report that HB23 was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. This is a model piece of legislation that we supported and it will surely increase access to healthcare in Florida. Nearly the entire telehealth community including the American Telemedicine Association also supported this bill.

The ATDA was gobsmacked when it found out that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) was lobbying against the bill and urging members of the Florida Association of Orthodontists (FAO) to write letters opposing the bill to the Governor. Check out the two links below and see for yourself:

http://www.americanteledentistry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/URGENT_-Florida-Doctors-the-AAO-Needs-Your-Help.pdf

http://www.americanteledentistry.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FAO-Letter.pdf

As the famous bioethicist Norm Daniels wrote, “As a matter of justice, what do we owe each other to promote and protect health in a population and to assist people when they are ill or disabled?”  The ATDA believes that it is our duty is to increase access to care for the least advantaged members of our society. Governor DeSantis chose to take up this mantle creating a Magic Kingdom for telehealth in Florida despite Mickey Mouse’s attempt to shut the park down…

 

 

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