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Telehealth laws and licensure requirements for the Republic of Palau
The Republic of Palau (ROP) currently does not have laws covering telehealth services.
The Republic of Palau Board of Health Professions is responsible for enforcing and overseeing the certification of health professions in the Republic of Palau in accordance with the Palau Health Professionals Licensing Act (RPPL 5-42).
Palau Ministry of Health
Ms. Olive Charnoske, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Greg Dever, email@example.com
One Hospital RoadP.O. Box 6027Koror, RP 96940
680-488-2552 (phone)680-488-1211 (fax)
On March 17, 2020 the President of the Republic of Palau signed Executive Order 437 urging all government agencies to begin their efforts to collaborate and prepare plans and efforts to prevent and prepare mitigation plans for the likely entry of COVID-19 into the country.
Subsequently, the ROPs Minister of Health in accordance with his authority, certified COVID-19 as an “unavoidable emergency” (Public Health Emergency) through Ministry of Health Directive 60-20 that authorized the access to the Hospital Trust Fund to support all efforts towards this emergency. Since 2020, a number of directives from the Minister of Health have been issued in order to support efforts toward COVID-19 prevention and consequently the treatment and management of COVID-19 in the ROP.
View the Ministry of Health Directives and related reports.
The various Executive Order, declarations and directives do not contain any provisions or waivers on telehealth or licensure.
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.