COVID-19 UPDATE: TELEMEDICINE VISITS COUNT AS VISITS FOR FMLA THROUGH END OF YEAR
Pursuant to an update to the DOL’s Q&A regarding COVID and the FMLA, telemedicine visits will be deemed to be in-person visits and electronic signatures will amount to signatures for purposes of establishing a serious health condition under the FMLA so long as: the telemedicine visit includes an examination, evaluation, or treatment by a health care provider; be performed by video conference; and be permitted and accepted by state licensing authorities. The Q & A is available here.
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