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Telehealth laws and licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) does not currently have laws on telehealth overall but does define “teledentristry” in law.
CNMI defines “teledentistry” as the delivery of dental health care and patient consultation through the use of telehealth systems and technologies, including live, two-way interactions between a patient and a dentist licensed in the CNMI using audiovisual telecommunications technology, or the secure transmission of electronic health records and medical data to a dentist licensed in the CNMI to facilitate evaluation and treatment of the patient outside of a real-time or in-person interaction. Prior to engaging the use of teledentistry, a dentist must demonstrate to the Board that 1) there is limited access to dentistry services in the intended community; and 2) must enter a written collaborative agreement with each dental therapist who will be performing services under the dentist’s direct supervision using teledentistry.
In CNMI, there are no specific telehealth licensure requirements. See the Health Care Professions Licensing Act of 2007 (PDF) for additional information.
CNMI Board of Professional Licensing / Health Care Professions Licensing Board
P.O. Box 502078Saipan, MP 96950
CNMI has not renewed their COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (NO.2020-10).
The Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) is an affiliation of the 14 Telehealth Resource Centers funded individually through cooperative agreements from the Health Resources & Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. This website was made possible by grant GA5RH37468 and 1 U1UTH42529‐01‐00 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth/Health Resources and Services Administration/HRSA.