Telemedicine services; provision of health care services. (SB1227)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telemedicine services; prescriptions. Amends the definition of telemedicine services to encompass the use of electronic technology or media, including interactive audio or video, for the purpose of diagnosing or treating a patient, consulting with other health care providers regarding a patient's diagnosis or treatment, or transmitting a patient's health care data. The measure also provides that an examination performed using telemedicine services shall be sufficient to meet the requirement for an "appropriate examination" and states that if a telemedicine services practitioner prescribes medication other than Schedule VI controlled substances to a patient, at least one in-person physical examination must have occurred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103367D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2015Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Rereferred to Education and Health
01/23/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1227)
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104382D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1227S1)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104382D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1227S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1227ER)
02/16/2015Signed by Speaker
02/18/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1227ER)
02/19/2015Signed by President
02/20/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/20/15
02/20/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015
02/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 32 (effective 7/1/15)
02/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0032)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2063.