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Keeping you compliant with the changing regulatory landscape for telehealth services

Capabilities at a glance

  • Attorneys with deep first-hand knowledge of the health care industries.
  • Nimble, business-focused legal support to help you implement telehealth services quickly and effectively.
  • A Health & Life Sciences Practice Group with a national reputation for excellence, in counsel and service delivery.
  • Helping clients comply with multiple layers of health care regulations directed at telehealth service providers.

Your strategic partners in telehealth law

Like you, we understand that telehealth access increasingly affects all aspects of health care and wellness — even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic — and while evolving technology expands the horizons of what is possible, the laws are often lagging behind or presenting barriers. We’ll help you take advantage of every opportunity for positive change, so you can continue to improve quality of service, innovate, enhance the patient experience and make the most of your resources. Whether you’re a technology business or investor, health insurance company, a physician, clinic, pharmacy or other health care provider, we’ll help you navigate the compliance, corporate structure, licensure, data privacy and security, and risk mitigation strategies, so you can stay ahead of the competition and keep doing what you do best.

Agile, forward-thinking approach to health care technology

Quarles’ Telehealth team includes attorneys who are licensed health care providers, those who have owned their own health care businesses and an attorney with significant in-house counsel experience at a health care technology startup, app and pharmacy. Our on-the-ground experience helps us understand your business and perspective. We work with clients across a range of services, including:

  • Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Health care apps and wearables
  • Technology providers
  • Investors and startups
  • Long-term care
  • Health insurance companies
  • Physician groups and other health care professionals


  • Assisting with licensure questions, contracting needs, operational management, data privacy and security issues, staff training and patient education.
  • Updating policies and procedures to incorporate telehealth services into the compliance program.
  • Ensuring compliance with state laws on electronic data security and privacy.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements related to telehealth provider arrangements and partnerships.
  • Advising on fraud and abuse issues and risks, and how to mitigate them.
  • Incorporating apps and texting into health care practice in accordance with compliance obligations.
  • Advising on state and federal laws around the different types of telehealth services.


  • Developed compliance and licensure plan for a behavioral health company providing counseling, therapy and addiction care services via telehealth across state lines in multiple states.
  • Conducted foundational analysis, model design and contract negotiations to help a company implement a vision for nationwide pharmacy fulfillment services for a telehealth provider network.
  • Assisted a client in designing and implementing medical services organization structures.
  • Helped a client navigate optometry, dental, physical therapist, surgical and medical practices through implementation and expansion of telehealth services.
  • Advised on hospital credentialing and agreements to enable providers offering care via telehealth.

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