Health insurance; mandated coverage for telehealth services. (SB1458)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for telehealth services. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of telehealth services when the services are appropriately provided through such means. "Telehealth services" means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications technology by a health care provider to deliver health care services at a site other than the site where the patient is located, for consultation, transfer of medical data, and medical education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2009Presented and ordered printed 090154344
01/20/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1458)
02/09/2009Passed by in Commerce and Labor with letter (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Subject matter referred to Commission on Mandated Health Ins. Benefits pursuant to Code §2.2-2505

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2191.