Teladoc Seeks To Block Texas Board's Telemedicine Rule

Law360, Los Angeles (April 29, 2015, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Telemedicine provider Teladoc Inc. launched an antitrust suit Wednesday in Texas federal court seeking to block the Texas Medical Board’s new requirement that doctors see patients in person before providing remote health care, a day after Teladoc filed initial public offering documents.

The complaint accuses the TMB of violating the Sherman Act and Commerce Clause with the amendments to Chapter 174 of the Texas Administrative Code that it adopted on April 10. The company seeks a preliminary injunction blocking the new rule from taking effect June 3.

The new rule states that online questionnaires or question-and-answer exchanges through email, chat or...

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