South Carolina Telemedicine Act (H 5162)
This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016
H 5162 would authorize the practice of telemedicine and establish certain standards of care, training, and other requirements with which a physician must comply to practice telemedicine.
The bill prohibits a physician from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs via telemedicine.
An ‘abortion-inducing drug’ means a medicine, drug, or any other substance prescribed or dispensed with the intent of terminating the clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman, with knowledge that the termination will with reasonable likelihood cause the death of the ‘unborn child,’ including off-label use of drugs known to have abortion-inducing properties prescribed specifically with the intent of causing an abortion, such as misoprostol (Cytotec) and methotrexate.