Telemedicine; out-of-state providers, behavioral health services provided by practitioner. (HB537)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 the applicable 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
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
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB537)
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read first time
02/08/2022Read second time
02/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB537E
02/08/2022Printed as engrossed 22103670D-E
02/09/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB537E)
02/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2022Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Passed by for the day
03/10/2022Read third time
03/10/2022Passed by temporarily
03/10/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Enrolled
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB537ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB537ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 275 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)

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