Telemedicine; Department of Health to establish a three-year pilot program, report. (SB718)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telemedicine; pilot program. Directs the Department of Health, in partnership with a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, to establish a three-year telemedicine pilot program designed to reduce patient use of emergency department facilities for the treatment of low-acuity conditions. The bill requires the Department to report the results of the pilot program to the State Board of Health and to the General Assembly by October 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100725D
12/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB718)
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB718E
02/10/2015Printed as engrossed 15100725D-E
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB718E)
02/12/2015Placed on Calendar
02/12/2015Read first time
02/12/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2015Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/24/2015Left in Appropriations