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HB 167: Telemedicine

GENERAL BILL by Jones, M. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cruz ; Rouson ; Williams

Telemedicine; Defines "telemedicine services"; prohibits health insurance policy or Medicaid from requiring face-to-face contact between health care provider & patient as prerequisite to coverage or reimbursement for services; clarifies that use of telemedicine technology under supervision of another health care practitioner may not be interpreted as practicing medicine without license; authorizes DOH to adopt rules; requires department to repeal any rule that prohibits use of telemedicine; requires department to conduct study on options for implementing telemedicine for certain services; requires DOH to submit report to Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/11/2013 House • Filed
11/5/2013 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 20
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 20
5/2/2014 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee