Pending Legislation and Regulation

Filter pending legislation and regulation by jurisdiction(s), rule type(s), or topic(s).

Louisiana

LA Pending Legislation SB 185

Present law provides in the case of an emergency certificate issued pursuant to an examination conducted by telemedicine pursuant to present law, a copy transmitted by facsimile or other electronic device shall be sufficient authority for the peace officer or ambulance worker to transport the patient to a treatment facility and for the director to accept such patient.

Proposed law amends present law to provide in the case of an emergency certificate issued pursuant to an examination conducted by telemedicine pursuant to present law, or where the sending facility fails to provide the original to the transporting agency, a copy transmitted by facsimile or other electronic device shall be sufficient authority for the peace officer or ambulance worker to transport the patient to a treatment facility and for the director to accept such patient.

Massachusetts

MA Pending Legislation H. 2114

Amends the General Laws by adding a definition of Telemedicine, requiring coverage for services delivered through telemedicine be consistent with coverage for services provided through in-person consultation and making other adjustments.

MA Pending Legislation H. 948

This bill would require coverage of psychiatric telemedicine.

MA Pending Legislation HB 1951

This bill states that health insurers, health subscription plans, health maintenance organizations and Medicaid shall provide coverage for the cost of telemedicine services when the services are appropriately provided.

MA Pending Legislation S. 467

This bill would require coverage of telemedicine services by individual or blanket/general policy of accident and sickness insurance plans isued under Section 108 and 110 that provides hopsital expense and surgicanl expense insurance. This bill would also require the commission to provide an active or retired employee of Massachusetts who is insured under the group insurance commission with telemedicine covered services.

MA Pending Legislation S. 530

This bill amends the MA General Laws by inserting language that would require coverage for services delivered through telemedicine to be consistent wtih in-person consultations.

MA Pending Legislation SB 2075

This bill would require insurers to provide coverage for the cost of such health care services provided through telemedicine services, on the same basis that the insurer is responsible for coverage for the provision of the same services through face to face consultation or contact.

Missouri

MO Pending Legislation SB 716

This bill would stipulate that subject to appropriations, the University of Missouri shall manage the “show-me extension for the Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Program,” which is designed to utilize current telehealth technology to disseminate knowledge of best practices for the treatment of chronic, common, and complex diseases from a multidisciplinary team of medical experts to local primary care providers.

MO Pending Legislation SB 754

This bill would stipulate that subject to appropriations, the University of Missouri shall manage the “show-me extension for the Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Program,” which is designed to utilize current telehealth technology to disseminate knowledge of best practices for the treatment of chronic, common, and complex diseases from a multidisciplinary team of medical experts to local primary care providers.

Montana

MT Pending Regulation ARM 37.79.102 et al.

Regarding the Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) program.  The department proposes to cover telemedicine services to allow better access to participating provider services for HMK members.

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