HB 831 -  Telehealth

by Rodriguez
Revises definition of "telehealth" to remove exclusion of audio-only telephone calls from telehealth services; authorizes use of telehealth for prescription renewals; provides that telehealth may be substituted only for physical examinations; authorizes qualified physicians to issue physician certifications to existing qualified patients to receive marijuana & marijuana delivery devices under specified circumstance; prohibits certain health insurance policies, small employer health benefit plans, & health maintenance contracts from denying coverage for covered services provided through telehealth; provides that health insurers, small employer health benefit plans, & HMOs are not required to reimburse providers for originating fees or costs for telehealth services; provides cost-sharing limitations for health insurers, small employer health benefit plans, & HMOs relating to telehealth services.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Last Event: Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:40 PM

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Time: 04/30/2021 - 2:40 PM Member: Committee: Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/02/2021 - 9:21 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Time: 02/22/2021 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/22/2021 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 02/22/2021 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Time: 02/22/2021 - 5:07 PM Member: Committee: Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 02/08/2021 - 12:46 PM Member: Rodriguez Committee: Version: __