Understanding the Implications of Federal Remote Prescribing Laws on Telemedicine’s Role in Behavioral Health Treatment



Lisa Mazur and Ryan Marcus wrote this bylined article on the negative impact that the Haight Act, passed in 2008, has on using telemedicine to combat addiction. “The opioid epidemic and advances in psychiatric treatment are now demonstrating the law requires clarification through amendment to improve access to pharmaceutical treatments and, in turn, increase access to mental health care,” the authors wrote.