HB 831: Telehealth
GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez
Telehealth; Revises definition of "telehealth" to remove exclusion of audio-only telephone calls from telehealth services; authorizes use of telehealth for prescription renewals; provides that telehealth may be substituted only for physical examinations; authorizes qualified physicians to issue physician certifications to existing qualified patients to receive marijuana & marijuana delivery devices under specified circumstance; prohibits certain health insurance policies, small employer health benefit plans, & health maintenance contracts from denying coverage for covered services provided through telehealth; provides that health insurers, small employer health benefit plans, & HMOs are not required to reimburse providers for originating fees or costs for telehealth services; provides cost-sharing limitations for health insurers, small employer health benefit plans, & HMOs relating to telehealth services.
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
• Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
• Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
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