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HB 793: Telehealth

GENERAL BILL by Massullo

Telehealth; Encourages state group health insurance program to offer health insurance plans that include telehealth coverage; authorizes AHCA to pay for certain telehealth services as optional Medicaid services; defines terms; establishes standard of care for telehealth providers; authorizing use of telehealth to perform patient evaluations; provides that telehealth providers, under certain circumstances, are not required to research patient's history or conduct physical exam before providing services; provides situations when use of telehealth is not deemed to be practicing medicine without a license; authorizes certain providers to use telehealth to prescribe specified controlled substances; provides construction; requires DOH to develop & disseminate educational materials to specified licenses; provides recordkeeping requirements; provides patient consent requirements; encourages certain insurers to include services provided through telehealth under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/22/2017 House • Filed
12/8/2017 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 70
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 70
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Quality Subcommittee