The Department of Veterans Affairs is dramatically expanding its current telehealth capabilities to meet the growing needs of its patient population, particularly in the area of mental health services as well as rural and underserved parts of the United States.

Working with the Office of American Innovation and the Department of Justice, the VA has announced that it intends to issue a regulation allowing the department’s clinicians to provide telehealth services from anywhere in the country to veterans nationwide regardless of location—including at home—thereby waiving state provider licensing requirements that limit access to care.

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