Telemedicine services; remote patient monitoring services. (SB1338)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telemedicine. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to provide for payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patients, makes clear that nothing shall preclude health insurance carriers from providing coverage for services delivered through real-time audio-only telephone that are not telemedicine, and clarifies rules around the prescribing of Schedule II through VI drugs via telemedicine, including establishing a practitioner-patient relationship via telemedicine. This bill is identical to HB 1987. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101591D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/19/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Incorporates SB1416 (Stanley)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103431D-S1
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1338S1)
01/25/2021Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103431D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1338ES1
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21103431D-ES1
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1338ES1)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200115D-H1
02/11/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1338H1)
02/15/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200115D-H1
02/18/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1338H1
02/18/2021Passed House with substitute (92-Y 8-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Passage (92-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
02/23/2021House insisted on substitute
02/23/2021House requested conference committee
02/24/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2021Senators: Barker, Hashmi, Pillion
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Adams, D.M., Sickles, Orrock
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200749D-S2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1338S2)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1338ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1338ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 302 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0302)