Telemedicine; out of state providers, behavioral health services. (HB537)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telemedicine; out of state providers; behavioral health services. Allows certain practitioners of professions regulated by the Boards of Medicine, Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work who provide behavioral health services and who are licensed in another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory or possession and in good standing with such regulatory agency to engage in the practice of that profession in the Commonwealth with a patient located in the Commonwealth when (i) such practice is for the purpose of providing continuity of care through the use of telemedicine services and (ii) the practitioner has previously established a practitioner-patient relationship with the patient. The bill provides that a practitioner who provides behavioral health services to a patient located in the Commonwealth through use of telemedicine services may provide such services for a period of no more than one year from the date on which the practitioner began providing such services to such patient. Read the Bill »


01/21/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103670D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1

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