This may be welcome news for online doctor consult firms [TA 2 August]. The Lone Star State’s medical board, at the end of last month, has developed rule changes (for final publishing this month) to clarify licensing and standards for out-of-state physician consults. This would apply both to hospitals and to non-medical sites such as a patient’s home or a store kiosk. It does affect Medicaid (state program) and may be a model for other states. Disclaimer: the Global Media blog article is interpretation. The rule changes are posted on the Texas Medical Board’s website here (see Chapters 172 and 174). We invite commentary from Texas and from online doctor consult firms.