Pending Legislation and Regulation

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

Alabama

AL Rule: Medicaid - Physician Certification and Recertification

Stipulates that for purposes of Medicaid reimbursement for home health care, the patient’s attending physician must certify the need for home health services based on a face to face encounter, which can be conducted using telehealth.

Arizona

AZ Legislation: HB 2042 - Urology

Adds urology to the list of services required to be reimbursed by private payers in the state.

AZ Legislation: SB 1364 - Abortion

Repeals prohibition against using telemedicine to provide an abortion.

California

CA Rule: Emergency Medical Services Authority - Stroke Critical Care System

Adds a new definition of telemedicine and stipulates requirements for local EMS agency stroke critical care systems, including that emergency department neurological expertise be provided in person or through telemedicine in acute stroke ready hospitals.

Colorado

CO Legislation: HB 1045 - Silver Diamine Flouride Reimbursement

To the extent that state Medicaid or children's basic health plan reimbursement is available for the application of silver diamine fluoride, the reimbursement will extend to services provided via telehealth in connection with the application.

CO Rule: Medical Board - Licensure and Practice of Physician Assistants

Clarifies that for purposes of rules pertaining to physician supervisors, “actively practicing medicine in Colorado” does not include the practice of medicine based primarily on telecommunication devices.

Washington DC

DC Legislation: B. 177 - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Authorizes the Mayor to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

DC Legislation: B. 232 - School Health Innovations Grant Act of 2017

Establishes the School Health Innovations Grant Program, which requires The Department of Behavioral Health to select clinic operators to participate in the school health innovations program in District of Columbia Public schools and District of Columbia Public Charter schools for the purposes of expanding access to comprehensive behavioral health care services by incorporating telehealth.

Delaware

DE Legislation: HB 311 - Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners

Relates to The Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners has worked several years to amend Chapter 39, Title 24 of the Delaware Code to update the statute governing social work licensure and practice in this State. 

DE Rule: Board of Examiners Speech Language Pathologists

This rule would amend rules to set forth standards and requirements in order to allow licensees to engage in telepractice while protecting the public.

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