Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services. (SB675)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services.  Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of telemedicine services when the services are appropriately provided through such means. "Telemedicine 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, including the use of electronic media for consultation relating to the health care diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Decisions denying coverage of services provided via telemedicine will be subject to utilization review procedures. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104042D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB675)
02/15/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Committee substitute printed 10105370D-S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105370D-S1
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB675S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB675S1)
02/23/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read second time
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2010Passed House with amendment (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/26/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB675ER)
03/10/2010Signed by Speaker
03/11/2010Impact statement from SCC (SB675ER)
03/12/2010Signed by President
04/07/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 222 (effective 7/1/10)
04/07/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0222)