On May 11, 2018, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finalized a rule, effective June 11, 2018, that allows health care professionals to provide telehealth services to veterans anywhere in the United States. Through this rule, the VA intends to ensure that VA-employed health care professionals are able to offer the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the state or location in a state of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. A key goal is to increase the availability of VA mental health, specialty, and general clinical care services. The rule does not . . .