Pending Legislation and Regulation

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Federal

Federal Legislation: S. 2680 - Mental Health Reform Act of 2016

This bill would create the Telehealth Child Psychiatry Access Grant Program, which would direct HRSA in coordination with other Federal agencies to award grants through existing health programs that promote mental or child health, including programs that promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care.

Federal Legislation: S. 2873 - ECHO Act

This bill would require studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.

Federal Legislation: S. 2896 - Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016

Allows health care professionals who are employed by, or have contracts with, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be able to treat VA patients in any state using telemedicine, even if neither the provider nor the patient is physically located in a facility owned by the federal government.  

Federal Legislation: S. 2896 - Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016

Allows health care professionals who are employed by, or have contracts with, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be able to treat VA patients in any state using telemedicine, even if neither the provider nor the patient is physically located in a facility owned by the federal government.  

Federal Legislation: S. 2943 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Enhances the use of telehealth services in the military health system by requiring the Secretary of Defense to incorporate the use of telehealth services, including mobile health applications. 

Federal Legislation: S. 2961 - Compassionate Care Act

Establishes a demonstration program to reimburse eligible entities for costs associated with the use of telemedicine services to provide advanced care planning through telemedicine with geographically distant providers and their patients.

Federal Legislation: S. 3011 - Bolster Accountability to Drive Government Efficiency and Reform Washington Act of 2016

This bill requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a program of outreach to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to inform those employees of any mental health services, including telemedicine options, that are available to them.

Federal Legislation: S. 3044 - Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief and Reconstruction Act

This bill would appropriate funds for broad band initiatives to expand access to and quality of broadband services across the Commonwealth, with preference given to telecommunication systems that provide telehealth (among other components).

Federal Legislation: S. 863 - Appalachian Regional Development Amendment Act of 2015

This bill would allow the Appalachian Regional Commission to create the high-speed broadband deployment initiative to support projects to increase the use of telehealth technologies in the Appalachian region, among other things.

Florida

FL Rule: Agency for Health Care Administration - Telemedicine

This rule would establish Florida Medicaid’s policy for rendering services via telemedicine.

 

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