Governor Kevin Stitt rejects online medical records rules

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt addresses the media June 23 in the Capitol's Blue Room.

Gov. Kevin Stitt reversed an agency rule about implementing a statewide health information exchange program that sparked concerns about patient privacy. The rule would have implemented new definitions and exemption criteria for electronic health records shared between a patient’s caregivers. According to the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma’s HIE’s goal is to improve patient outcomes … Read more

DEA relaxed online prescribing rules during covid. Now he wants to keep them in check.

Kaiser health news

Federal regulators want most patients to see a healthcare provider in person before receiving prescriptions for potentially addictive drugs through telehealth, which hasn’t been required in more than three years. During the covid-19 public health emergency, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed doctors and other healthcare professionals to prescribe controlled medications during telehealth appointments without … Read more

Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith lashed out at online attack on women’s mental health

Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith standing in blue suit and tie against gray background

Conservative MP sentenced for unsolicited attack on woman’s mental health (UK Parliament) A Tory MP has been widely criticized for a tweet attacking a woman after she thanked the Samaritans for offering mental health support at Glastonbury. Brendan Clarke-Smith has lashed out at political commentator Tan Smith, who calls himself Supertanskiiii on Twitter, calling her … Read more