State Teleradiology Licensure Requirements

Requirements by State


Full, unrestricted Colorado license required. "Practice of medicine" means: (a) Holding out one's self to the public within this state as being able to diagnose, treat, prescribe for, palliate, or prevent any human disease; ailment; pain; injury; deformity;...whether by the use of drugs, surgery, manipulation, electricity, telemedicine, the interpretation of tests, including primary diagnosis of pathology specimens, images, or photographs, or any physical, mechanical, or other means whatsoever
State Licensing Requirements to Practice Telemedicine
Alabama
800-227-2606
albme.org      
To interpret diagnostic imaging studies for Alabama patients, the physician should hold either a full license to practice medicine in Alabama or an Alabama license to practice medicine across state lines.
Alaska
907- 269-8163         
Website
Full, unrestricted Alaska license required. The only exception is for a “curbside” opinion given as a courtesy to an Alaska-licensed physician at no charge.           
Arizona
877-255-2212
azmd.gov
Full, unrestricted Arizona license required           
Arkansas
501-296-1802
armedicalboard.org  
Full, unrestricted Arkansas license required           
California
916-263-2389
www.mbc.ca.gov
Full, unrestricted California license required

Colorado
303-894-7690
Website

Full, unrestricted Colorado license required

Connecticut
860-509-7603
Website

Full, unrestricted Connecticut license required          
Delaware
302-744-4500
Website
Full, unrestricted Delaware license required           
Washington, DC
202-727-5090
dchealth.dc.gov
Full, unrestricted DC license required
Florida
850-488-0595
doh.state.fl.us
Full, unrestricted Florida license required
Georgia
800-436-7442
Website
Full, unrestricted Georgia license required
Hawaii
808-586-3000
Website
Full, unrestricted Hawaii license required
Idaho
208-327-7000
bom.idaho.gov
Full, unrestricted Idaho license required
Illinois
800-560-6420
ildfpr.com
Full, unrestricted Illinois license required
Indiana
317-232-2960
www.ai.org/hpb
Full, unrestricted Indiana license required to diagnose and prescribe, but not to consult on infrequent basis for another MD
Iowa
515-281-5171
Website
Full, unrestricted Iowa license required
Kansas
785-296-7413
ksbha.org
Full, unrestricted Kansas license required unless for a second reading where the radiologist is consulting with a radiologist licensed in Kansas.           
Kentucky
502-429-7150
kbml.ky.gov
Full, unrestricted Kentucky license required
Louisiana
504-568-6820
Website
Full, unrestricted Louisiana license required
Maine
207-287-3601
Website
Full, unrestricted Maine license required
Maryland
410-764-4777
Website
Full, unrestricted Maryland license required

Massachusetts
617-654-9800
massmedboard.org

Full, unrestricted Massachusetts license required
Michigan
517-373-6873
michigan.gov/cis
Full, unrestricted Michigan license required           
Minnesota
612-617-2130
Website
Telemedicine license is required; it is more restricted and costs less. More information
Mississippi
601-987-3079
Website
Full, unrestricted Mississippi license required (not required if reading for consultation only)
Missouri
573-751-0098
Website
Full, unrestricted Missouri license required if physician is reading directly for a patient but not if the physician is reading for another MD already licensed in the state           
Montana
406-444-5773
Website
Full, unrestricted Montana license required           
Nebraska
402-471-2118
Website
Full, unrestricted Nebraska license required
Nevada
775-688-2559
Website
Nevada license required; there is also a special license that radiologists may qualify for to save money.
New Hampshire
603-271-1203
Website
Full, unrestricted New Hampshire license required
New Jersey
609-826-7100
Website
Full, unrestricted New Jersey license required
New Mexico
505-476-7220
Website
Radiologists need at minimum a telemedicine license. Application
New York
518-474-3817
Website
Full, unrestricted New York license required, unless reading for an occasional consultation          
North Carolina
919-326-1100
ncmedboard.org
Full, unrestricted North Carolina license required
North Dakota
701-328-6500
ndbom.org
Full, unrestricted North Dakota license required
Ohio
614-466-3934
www.med.ohio.gov
Full, unrestricted Ohio license required
Oklahoma
405-848-6841
okmedicalboard.org
Radiologists must obtain a full, unrestricted Oklahoma license, and will have to specify teleradiology as the reason for seeking a license in another state.
Oregon
877-254-6263
Website
Radiologists do not need to obtain a license if they are practicing teleradiology only and are located outside of the state of Oregon.
Pennsylvania
717-787-8503
www.dos.state.pa.us
Full, unrestricted Pennsylvania license required; extraterritorial license available for physicians in states adjoining the Commonwealth          
Puerto Rico
787-999-8989
Website
Full, unrestricted Puerto Rico license required, unless the radiologist is consulting on infrequent basis
Rhode Island
401-222-3855
Website
Full, unrestricted Rhode Island license required if the radiologist is reading directly for a patient. License is not required if the physician is consulting for an MD already licensed in the state.           
South Carolina
803-896-4300
Website
Full, unrestricted South Carolina license required
South Dakota
605-367-7781
sdbmoe.gov
Full, unrestricted South Dakota license required
Tennessee
615-532-4384
Website
Full, unrestricted Tennessee license required unless the reading is done on infrequent basis and for a consultation only           
Texas
512-305-7010
Website
A telemedicine license or a full, unrestricted Texas license required           
Utah
801-530-6628
Website
Full, unrestricted Utah license required
Vermont
802-657-4220
Website
Full, unrestricted Vermont license required
Virginia
804-367-4600
Website
Full, unrestricted Virginia license required for diagnosing and prescribing           
Washington
360-236-2750
Website
When an out-of-state radiologist is the only radiologist reading the film (i.e., no second in-house read), then the radiologist is practicing medicine in Washington. In reviewing this issue with the AAG advisors we have always agreed that RCW 18.71.030 (6) is the justification for not requiring that the out-of-state radiologist to have a Washington license. Sub (6) requires that the MD be licensed in another state or territory. This excludes radiologists residing and practicing in England, Australia, India, etc. The board advises that hospitals contracting with out-of-state providers require that in addition to holding a valid U.S. license, the utilized providers be board-certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.           
West Virginia
304-558-2921
Website
Full, unrestricted West Virginia license required
Wisconsin
608-266-2112
Website
Full, unrestricted Wisconsin license required
Wyoming
307-778-7053
Website
Full, unrestricted Wyoming license required if 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.