COVID-19

Miscellaneous

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) some telehealth related policies have focused around miscellaneous topics not included in the other topic areas, such as liability, health information privacy and special grants and pilots. These policies are temporary and most will expire at the end of the PHE.

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Federal

Last updated 09/27/2021

Federal Office of Civil Rights: FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA

Federal Office of Civil Rights: FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during COVID-19

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

Federal Office of Civil Rights: Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communication during COVID

STATUS: Active, Expires at end of PHE

Federal Communications Commission: COVID-19 Telehealth Program

STATUS: Active

Federal Communications Commission: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

STATUS: Active

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard

STATUS: Active

HR 1319: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

STATUS: Enacted

S 355: COVID-19 Medical Debt Relief

STATUS: Introduced

HR 1406: COVID-19 Emergency Telehealth Impact Reporting Act

STATUS: Introduced

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Alabama

Last updated 09/22/2021

Medicaid: COVID-19 Emergency Expiration Date Extended to Oct. 31, 2021

Status: Expires Oct. 31, 2021.

Office of Governor: Covid-19 State of Emergency Proclamation

STATUS: Reinstated on Aug. 13, 2021, active until rescinded.

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Alaska

Last updated 07/28/2021

Board of Dental Examiners: Teledentistry Statement

STATUS: Active

Department of …

Board of Dental Examiners: Teledentistry Statement

STATUS: Active

Department of Commerce: Letter regarding Direct Entry Midwives

STATUS: Active

Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing: Telemedicine Business Registry

STATUS: Parts have expired, while others are still active

HB 76: Extends some emergency powers and flexibilities

STATUS: Enacted

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Arizona

Last updated 09/15/2021

California

Last updated 08/28/2021

Department of Managed Health Care: All Plan Letter (20-007) Expand

STATUS: Active during state emergency

STATUS: Active

STATUS: Active

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Information Notice 20-068

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Amendment to 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers and Assisted Living Waivers

STATUS: Active, until 6 months after end of federal PHE

Division of Workers’ Compensation: List of Telehealth Services for Calendar Year 2021 (ZIP) – Updated 07/19/2021

STATUS: Active consistent with Medicare updated list

Division of Workers’ Compensation: Order of the Administrative Director – Effective August 1, 2021

STATUS: Active

Division of Workers’ Compensation: Order of the Administrative Director – Effective April 1, 2021

STATUS: Active

Division of Workers’ Compensation: Order of the Administrative Director –Effective October 14, 2020

STATUS: Active

Division of Workers’ Compensation: Order of the Administrative Director – Effective April 15, 2020

STATUS: Active

Emergency Medical Services Authority:  Out-of-State Personnel

STATUS: Active, for duration of emergency

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Colorado

Last updated 08/16/2021

Department of Regulatory Agencies:  FAQs on COVID-19 Telehealth Services 

STATUS: …

Department of Regulatory Agencies:  FAQs on COVID-19 Telehealth Services 

STATUS: Active

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Connecticut

Last updated 10/26/2021

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Delaware

Last updated 11/18/2021

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District of Columbia

Last updated 10/28/2021

Medicaid: Temporary Allowance of Telephonic Signature on Long Term Care Applications

STATUS: Active, expires on the 60th day after the end of the National PHE

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Florida

Last updated 07/17/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver, Florida Long Term Care Program, Model Waiver, and Familial Dysautonomia Waiver

STATUS: Active, extends current waivers 6 months after the conclusion of the public health emergency

Department of Elder Affairs:  Guidance on in-person visits

STATUS: Expired at end of the state of emergency

HB 5001: Appropriations – includes telehealth

STATUS: Enacted

Florida State of Emergency Expired June 26, 2021

SOURCE: Governor’s EO-21-94; FDOH Declaration

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Georgia

Last updated 09/30/2021

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Hawaii

Last updated 09/28/2021

Idaho

Last updated 08/10/2021

Executive Order: Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

STATUS: Active…

Executive Order: Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

STATUS: Active

Board of Medicine: Idaho Telehealth Access Act COVID-19 Guidance

STATUS: Active

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Illinois

Last updated 11/08/2021

Division of Professional Regulation: Guidance to Applicants for Mental Health

Division of Professional Regulation: Guidance to Applicants for Mental Health Professional Licensure

STATUS: Active

Medicaid:  RPM COVID-19 Program

STATUS: Active

Office of the Governor: Extends Order on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Active until Nov. 13, 2021

Office of the Governor: Extends Order on Telehealth Services

STATUS: Expired

STATUS: Expired

STATUS: Expired

STATUS: Expired

STATUS: Expired

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: Proclamation and extension of Out-of State Professional Licensure

STATUS: Expired

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Indiana

Last updated 10/20/2021

Medicaid:  Updates on Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Current expansions are under …

Medicaid:  Updates on Telemedicine Policy

STATUS: Current expansions are under review

Office of the Governor: Extension of Executive Order 20-02

STATUS: Active, until end of IN PHE, currently set to expire on Oct. 31, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged & Disabled Waiver (A&D) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI) Waiver

STATUS: Expired, February 28, 2021; extended for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged & Disabled Waiver (A&D) and Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI) Waiver

STATUS: Active, for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Family Supports Waiver (FSW)

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Family Supports Waiver

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021; extended for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1925(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension- Family Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, extended for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension- Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)

STATUS: Active, for up to six months after the national PHE ends.

HB 1002: Liability Immunity

STATUS: Enacted.

Office of the Governor: Executive Order 21-26

STATUS: Active, until Oct. 31, 2021, although temporary licenses will last until Dec. 31, 2021.

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Iowa

Last updated 10/11/2021

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Kansas

Last updated 08/30/2021

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Billing Guidelines During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) …

Medicaid:  Telemedicine Billing Guidelines During COVID-19

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Autism; Brain Injury, Frail Elderly, Intellectual & Developmental Disability; Physical Disability; Serious Emotional Disturbance; Technology Assisted Combined

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – Autism; Brain Injury, Frail Elderly, Intellectual & Developmental Disability; Physical Disability; Serious Emotional Disturbance; Technology Assisted Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months post expiration of the federal Public Health Emergency declaration

Office of the Governor:  Executive Order on Broadband

STATUS: Active, until rescinded

Secretary of State: Certification of  Temporary Regulations in SB 14

STATUS: Expired March 31, 2021

SB 14: Extends temporary COVID-19 policy

STATUS: Expired March 31, 2021

HB 2048:  Extends telemedicine requirements

STATUS: Enacted

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Kentucky

Last updated 09/15/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver:  Appendix K – Extension for Waivers Combined

STATUS: Active, extended six months after end of federal PHE

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Louisiana

Last updated 11/10/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Communities Choices & Adult Day Health Care Waiver Combined

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Communities Choices & Adult Day Health Care Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – New Opportunities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver, Children’s Choice Waiver, Supports Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through Addendum

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Extension – New Opportunities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver, Children’s Choice Waiver, Supports Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires 6 months after the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

SB 29 Act No. 223: The Commissioner of Insurance Granted Certain Public Health Emergency Powers Related to Telehealth Access

STATUS: Permanent

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Maryland

Last updated 08/31/2021

Medicaid: Letter to Behavioral Health (Telehealth Flexibilities Extended with Federal PHE Extension)

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Waiver for Adults with Brain Injury; Home and Community Based Options Waiver; Model Waiver for Fragile Children (Model Waiver); and Medical Day Care Services Waiver

STATUS: Active, extends current waiver until six months after the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension Family Supports, Community Supports, and, Community Pathways Waivers

STATUS: Active, extends current waiver until six months after the PHE

SB 1080: Allows Governor to Waive Telehealth Requirements

STATUS: Enacted

STATUS: Enacted

HB 123/SB 3 : Extends many telehealth flexibilities including relaxed originating site restrictions, as well as audio-only and parity until June 30, 2023

STATUS: Enacted

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Massachusetts

Last updated 09/01/2021

Board of Medicine: Policy on Telemedicine

STATUS: Permanent

Emergency Rule: …

Board of Medicine: Policy on Telemedicine

STATUS: Permanent

Emergency Rule: COVID-19 payment rates for certain community health care providers

STATUS: Active

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Michigan

Last updated 09/02/2021

HB 6030: Liability Insurance

STATUS: Enacted

SB 1024: Liability Insurance

HB 6030: Liability Insurance

STATUS: Enacted

SB 1024: Liability Insurance

STATUS: Died

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Minnesota

Last updated 09/14/2021

1135 Waiver: Brain Injury (BI) Waiver, Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver, and Elderly Waiver (EW)

STATUS: Active, extends current waivers until six months after the end of the Federal PHE for COVID-19

HF 14: Telemedicine Equipment Reimbursement Grant Program

STATUS: Referred to Ways and Means

SF 8: Telemedicine Equipment Grant

STATUS: Laid on the table

HF 33: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Substituted

SF 12: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Substituted

HF 34: Waiver Extension

STATUS: Second Reading

HF 105: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Enacted

SF 6: Telemedicine Equipment Grant

STATUS: Third Reading

SF 99: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Laid on the table

HF 35: Telemedicine Equipment Grant

STATUS: Introduced

SF 30: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant

STATUS: Referred to Rules and Administration

SF 492: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Referred to Human Services reform Finance and Policy

HF 33 (2021 Session): Extends Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Waivers

STATUS: Enacted

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Mississippi

Last updated 08/09/2021

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (includes allowance for telehealth)

STATUS: Active, until end of MS State of Emergency

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver; Independent Living Waiver; Elderly & Disabled Waiver; Assisted Living Waiver;  Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum to approved waivers and expires 6 months following the end of the PHE

HB 1793: Postsecondary Education

STATUS: Enacted

SB 3046 & SB 3054: Broadband Grants

STATUS: Enacted

SB 3049: Liability

STATUS: Enacted

STATUS: Enacted

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Missouri

Last updated 08/04/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – AIDS Waiver

STATUS: Active, …

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – AIDS Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – AIDS Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Medically Fragile Adult Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Brain Injury Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Brain Injury Waiver

STATUS: STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Aged and Disabled Waiver Adult Day Care Waiver Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Aged and Disabled Waiver Adult Day Care Waiver Independent Living Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum waiver extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Comprehensive Waiver, Community Support Waiver, Partnership for Hope Waiver, Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, expires no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE (see extension below)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Comprehensive Waiver, Community Support Waiver, Partnership for Hope Waiver, Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Active, Addendum extending current waivers no later than 6 months after the expiration of the PHE

 

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Nebraska

Last updated 08/02/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Aged Adults and Children with Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires March 5, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Comprehensive Developmental Disabilities Waiver

STATUS: Expired, extended through June 30, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Traumatic Brain Injury

STATUS: Expired, extended through June 30, 2021.

Office of the Governor: Executive Order (includes telehealth)

STATUS: Expired

LB 139: The COVID-19 Liability Protection Act

STATUS: Approved by Governor.

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Nevada

Last updated 07/28/2021

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New Hampshire

Last updated 07/26/2021

New Jersey

Last updated 07/21/2021

Department of Consumer Affairs:  Grants Alcohol and Drug Counselor Inters

Department of Consumer Affairs:  Grants Alcohol and Drug Counselor Inters working in certain settings a CADC temporary certification allowing them to perform telehealth and telemedicine

STATUS: Active, until end of state of emergency or public health emergency, whichever is later. PHE has ended, but state of emergency is still active.

S. 3804/S. 3731: Ends Immunity

STATUS: Pending

AB 4476: Guidance includes telehealth

STATUS: Pending

S 2467: Extends duration of telehealth COVID expansions

STATUS: Enacted

S 2556: Delays expiration of telehealth expansions

STATUS: Pending

S 2448: Authorizes telehealth for Medical Cannabis

STATUS: Pending

A 3961: Authorizes telehealth for Medical Cannabis

STATUS: Pending

AB 3860: Telehealth Requirements

STATUS: Enacted

S 2333: Telehealth Immunity

STATUS: Enacted

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New Mexico

Last updated 07/19/2021

Speech Language Pathology Board:  Guidance for Providing Patient Care by

New York

Last updated 11/19/2021

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Expired…

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Expired

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Expired

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Effective October 23, 2021 for 60 days.

Office of Mental Health: Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Frequently Asked Questions

STATUS: Active

Office of Mental Health: Streamlined process to permanently add telemental health

STATUS: Active

Office of Professions: Telepractice Guidance

STATUS: Active

Office of Professions:  COVID-19 FAQs

STATUS: NY State of Emergency ended, however Department understands concern and will take that into consideration

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension for NHTD and TBI

STATUS: Expires six months after the end of the federal PHE.

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Ohio

Last updated 11/23/2021

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Oklahoma

Last updated 11/18/2021

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion Extended

STATUS: Expired April 30, 2021

Medicaid …

Medicaid: Telehealth Expansion Extended

STATUS: Expired April 30, 2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – In Home Supports Waiver for Adults

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Medically Fragile Waiver (miscellaneous)

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – ADvantage Waiver; Medically Fragile Waiver Combined (miscellaneous)

STATUS: Expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration. State of emergency ended May 4, 2021.

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver; In Home Supports Waiver for Adults; In Home Supports Waiver for Children; Medically Fragile Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months after Public Health Emergency expiration

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Oregon

Last updated 06/30/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Aging and People with Disabilities

STATUS: Active, expires six months beyond the end date of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Children’s HCBS Waiver, Adults’ HCBS Waiver, Medically Involved Children’s Waiver (MICW), Medically Fragile (Hospital) Model, Behavioral (ICF/IDD) Model Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months beyond the end date of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Children’s HCBS Waiver, Adults’ HCBS Waiver, Medically Involved Children’s Waiver (MICW), Medically Fragile (Hospital) Model, Behavioral (ICF/IDD) Model Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, expires six months beyond the end date of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE)

 

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Pennsylvania

Last updated 10/18/2021

SB 841: Requires Disaster Emergency Report to include data on use of telemedicine 

STATUS: Enacted

Department of State:  Clinical Experience Requirement for Behavioral Specialists

STATUS: Active, expires March 31, 2022

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Consolidated Waiver; Community Living Waiver; Person/Family Directed Support Waiver; Adult Autism Waiver Combined

STATUS: Active, until six months after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Rhode Island

Last updated 11/05/2021

Health Insurance Commissioner: Network Adequacy

STATUS: Active during State of …

Health Insurance Commissioner: Network Adequacy

STATUS: Active during State of Emergency

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South Dakota

Last updated 09/10/2021

Board of Examiners of Psychologists:  Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active…

Board of Examiners of Psychologists:  Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active

HB 1046: Immunity from Liability for Healthcare Providers

STATUS: Enacted

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Tennessee

Last updated 11/05/2021

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Texas

Last updated 09/23/2021

Board of Nursing: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

Department of Aging: …

Board of Nursing: Telehealth FAQs

STATUS: Active

Department of Aging: Recertification of Hospice Care

STATUS: Expired November 14, 2020

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension of Waivers

STATUS: Expires at end of PHE.

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Vermont

Last updated 11/01/2021

Act 140: Emergency Telehealth Law

STATUS: Enacted – Resolved by …

Act 140: Emergency Telehealth Law

STATUS: Enacted – Resolved by Act 117. See below.

H 965:  Coronavirus Relief Fund

STATUS: Enacted

H 966:  Broadband Connectivity Program

STATUS: Enacted

H 960: Store and Forward

STATUS: Enacted

Act 117:  Telehealth Flexibilities & Audio-Only

STATUS: Enacted

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Virginia

Last updated 09/21/2021

Medicaid: Flexibilities continued to July 20, 2021

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid …

Medicaid: Flexibilities continued to July 20, 2021

STATUS:  Expired

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K Addendum – Extension

STATUS:  Extends Waivers out to six months after end of PHE.

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Washington

Last updated 11/19/2021

Medicaid: No Cost Zoom Licenses

STATUS: Active, limited supply

Medicaid:  …

Medicaid: No Cost Zoom Licenses

STATUS: Active, limited supply

Medicaid:  Security in Telehealth Technology

STATUS: Active

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: COPES Waiver; Residential Support Waiver; New Freedom Waiver

STATUS: Active, extends the end date of current waivers listed until 6 months following the end of the Federal PHE

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Basic Plus; Individual and Family Services, Core, Community Protection, Children’s Intensive In home Behavior Support

STATUS: Active, extends the end date of current waivers listed until 6 months following the end of the Federal PHE

Emergency Rule: Home health and hospice supervision 

STATUS: Active

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West Virginia

Last updated 09/13/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension for waivers combined

STATUS:  Active, extended …

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Extension for waivers combined

STATUS:  Active, extended six months following end of PHE.

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Wisconsin

Last updated 09/06/2021

Medicaid: Remote Supervision

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Remote Supervision

STATUS: Active, until further notice

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Wyoming

Last updated 09/03/2021

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Choices Waiver

STATUS: …

Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver: Appendix K – Community Choices Waiver

STATUS: Expired January 26, 2021; extended through 6 months after conclusion of PHE.

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