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SB 70: Telemedicine


Telemedicine; Providing that a health insurance policy or Medicaid may not require face-to-face contact between a health care provider and patient as a prerequisite to coverage or reimbursement for services; clarifying that the use of telemedicine technology under the supervision of another health care practitioner may not be interpreted as practicing medicine without a license; requiring the department to conduct a study, which includes the Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Health Care Administration, on options for implementing telemedicine for certain services, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/9/2013 Senate • Filed
8/27/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 18
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Health Policy