Telehealth services; definition, report. (HB1332)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telehealth services. Directs the Board of Health to develop and implement, by July 1, 2022, and thereafter maintain as a component of the State Health Plan a Statewide Telehealth Plan to promote an integrated approach to the introduction and use of telehealth services and telemedicine services,, as those terms are defined in the bill. The bill requires the Statewide Telehealth Plan to promote (i) the use of remote patient monitoring services and store-and-forward technologies, including in cases involving patients with chronic illness; (ii) the leveraging of telehealth and telemedicine technologies to streamline general practice and nonemergency triage services; (iii) rapid patient access to emergency medicine providers through telehealth services and telemedicine services; and (iv) such other telehealth services and telemedicine services and technologies as the Board of Health deems appropriate. The bill also requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to include a provision for payment of medical assistance for (a) emergency medical services delivered through telehealth services or telemedicine services provided pursuant to the Statewide Telehealth Plan, in the home of the person to whom services are provided, in any public or private primary or secondary school or postsecondary institution of higher education at which the person to whom services are provided is located, and at the location where the patient received prehospital, interhospital, or emergency medical services in conjunction with appropriate emergency medical, medical, or long-term care providers included as originating sites for such telehealth services or telemedicine services and (b) medically necessary health care services provided through remote patient monitoring services for priority populations as determined by the Director of Medical Assistance Services, with the home as an eligible originating site, as permitted by state law. Read the Bill »


02/20/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104945D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107088D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107088D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1332H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1332H1)
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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