Pending Legislation and Regulation

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

Federal

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 Legislation: SB 1250: Behavioral Health

This bill notes that the Legislature finds that the use of telemedicine in behavioral health for patient evaluation, case management, and ongoing care will improve management of patient care and reduce costs of transportation.

FL Legislation: SB 1686: Telehealth Task Force

Establishes a Telehealth Task Force within the Agency for Health Care Administration.

FL Rule: Agency for Health Care Administration - Telemedicine

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

 

Hawaii

HI Legislation: HB 1944: Medicaid

Among other items, this bill would require the State's Medicaid managed care and fee- for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth.

HI Legislation: HB 2169 - Social Workers Supervision

This bill would allow supervision in the social work and mental health field to be conducted electronically through a video conference service that is HIPAA compliant.

HI Legislation: HB 2577: Consent & Location

This bill would require verbal consent be obtained prior to a telehealth interaction and prohibit a plan from requiring an in-person interaction take place between a provider and patient prior to the delivery of services via telehealth as well as prohibit the limitation of type of setting.

HI Legislation: SB 2395: Medicaid

Payment for telehealth in Medicaid program.

HI Legislation: SB 2469: Consent & Payers

This bill will impact consent, payers and location.

HI Legislation: SB 2669 - Social Worker Supervision

This bill would allow supervision in the social work and mental health field to be conducted electronically through a video conference service that is HIPAA compliant.

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