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CS/SB 1526: Telehealth

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Harrell

Telehealth; Establishing standards of practice for telehealth providers; providing that a nonphysician telehealth provider using telehealth and acting within his or her relevant scope of practice is not deemed to be practicing medicine without a license; prohibiting a contract between a certain health insurer and a telehealth provider from requiring the telehealth provider to be reimbursed at lesser amount than if the service were provided in person; prohibiting a contract between a certain health maintenance organization and a telehealth provider from requiring the telehealth provider to be reimbursed at lesser amount than if the service were provided in-person, etc. APPROPRIATION: $276,409

Effective Date: Except as otherwise provided, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 4/26/2019 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 23 (Ch. 2019-137) -SJ 523
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2019 Senate • Filed
3/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 202
3/13/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 202
3/20/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/25/19, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/25/2019 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 265
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
4/11/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/16/19, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/15/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/18/19, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/16/2019 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (862704); YEAS 6 NAYS 4 -SJ 378
4/17/2019 Senate • Now in Appropriations
4/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/18/19, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
• CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 14 NAYS 6 -SJ 379
4/22/2019 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 388
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/24/2019 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/19 -SJ 578
4/26/2019 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 522
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 23 -SJ 523
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 23 (Ch. 2019-137) -SJ 523