Florida Senate - 2023                                     SB 298
       By Senator Boyd
       20-00469A-23                                           2023298__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to telehealth practice standards;
    3         amending s. 456.47, F.S.; revising the definition of
    4         the term “telehealth”; providing an effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
    9  456.47, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   10         456.47 Use of telehealth to provide services.—
   11         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
   12         (a) “Telehealth” means the use of synchronous or
   13  asynchronous telecommunications technology by a telehealth
   14  provider to provide health care services, including, but not
   15  limited to, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and
   16  monitoring of a patient; transfer of medical data; patient and
   17  professional health-related education; public health services;
   18  and health administration. The term does not include audio-only
   19  telephone calls, e-mail messages, or facsimile transmissions.
   20         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.