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 02/28/2021

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

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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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

HB 76: Extends some emergency powers and flexibilities

STATUS: Enacted

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Arizona

Last updated 05/17/2021

California

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid: DMHC All Plan Letter (20-007) on Social Distancing Measures

STATUS: Effective for duration of state of emergency

Medicaid: DMHC All Plan Letter (20-032) Continuation of APL 20-013 & 20-009

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Behavioral Health Information Notice 20-068

STATUS: Active

Emergency Medical Services Authority:  Out-of-State Personnel

STATUS: Active, for duration of emergency

Division of Workers’ Compensation: Order of the Administrative Director – Dated October 20, 2020 (effective date October 14, 2020 for 11 newly eligible telehealth codes)

STATUS: Permanent?

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

STATUS: Expired February 28, 2021

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Colorado

Last updated 02/28/2021

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 06/28/2021

Delaware

Last updated 07/03/2021

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District of Columbia

Last updated 02/28/2021

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

STATUS: Active, until 60 days after termination of PHE

Council of DC:  Fund Telehealth Programs

STATUS: Active, expires 90 days after emergency acts expire

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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 07/26/2021

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Hawaii

Last updated 06/17/2021

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Idaho

Last updated 02/28/2021

Illinois

Last updated 02/28/2021

Medicaid:  RPM COVID-19 Program

STATUS: Active

Department of Financial and …

Medicaid:  RPM COVID-19 Program

STATUS: Active

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

STATUS: Active, until May 31, 2021

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Indiana

Last updated 02/28/2021

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 PHE

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

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

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

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

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

STATUS: Expired August 31, 2020; extended by Addendum

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

STATUS: Active, until February 28, 2021

HB 1002/SB 4: Liability Immunity

STATUS: Pending

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Iowa

Last updated 02/28/2021

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Kansas

Last updated 02/28/2021

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: Active, until March 31, 2021

HB 2048:  Extends PHE & telemedicine requirements

STATUS: Enacted

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Kentucky

Last updated 05/26/2021

Medicaid: Chemical Dependency Treatment Center Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Crisis

Medicaid: Chemical Dependency Treatment Center Services

STATUS: Expired

Medicaid: Crisis Stabilization Units

STATUS: Expired

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 02/28/2021

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)

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Maryland

Last updated 02/28/2021

Massachusetts

Last updated 02/28/2021

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 02/28/2021

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 02/28/2021

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Statute Waiver Psychiatric Care Providers

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Statute Waiver Psychiatric Care Providers Telemedicine

STATUS:

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

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Mississippi

Last updated 02/28/2021

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

HB 1779: Liability

STATUS; Died in Committee

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Missouri

Last updated 02/28/2021

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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Montana

Last updated 04/30/2021

Medicaid: Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Telemedicine/Telehealth Guidance

STATUS: Active, until end of MT State of Emergency

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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 07/15/2021

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Effective …

Office of Mental Health: Waiver to Help Providers

STATUS: Effective June 25, 2021 and effective for 60 days until stayed, modified, suspended or terminated.

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 07/06/2021

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Oklahoma

Last updated 06/29/2021

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 06/19/2021

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, ceases 30 days after end of COVID-19 emergency

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 06/25/2021

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 04/30/2021

Board of Examiners of Psychologists:  Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active…

Board of Examiners of Psychologists:  Telehealth COVID-19 Update

STATUS: Active

HB 1175: Immunity from Liability for Healthcare Providers

STATUS: Enacted

HB 1046: Immunity from Liability for Healthcare Providers

STATUS: Enacted

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Tennessee

Last updated 06/14/2021

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Texas

Last updated 06/07/2021

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 06/02/2021

Act 140: Emergency Telehealth Law

STATUS: Enacted

H 965:  Coronavirus

Act 140: Emergency Telehealth Law

STATUS: Enacted

H 965:  Coronavirus Relief Fund

STATUS: Enacted

H 966:  Broadband Connectivity Program

STATUS: Enacted

H 960: Store and Forward

STATUS: Enacted

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Virginia

Last updated 05/31/2021

Medicaid: Flexibilities continued to July 20, 2021

STATUS:  Expires July …

Medicaid: Flexibilities continued to July 20, 2021

STATUS:  Expires July 20, 2021

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 05/11/2021

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

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West Virginia

Last updated 05/24/2021

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 05/18/2021

Medicaid: Remote Supervision

STATUS: Active, until further notice

Medicaid: Remote Supervision

STATUS: Active, until further notice

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Wyoming

Last updated 05/10/2021

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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