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2020 House Bill 5413: Revise detail of limited “telemedicine” law
Introduced by Rep. Doug Wozniak (R) on January 28, 2020
To revise the definition of “telemedicine” in the law that governs Blue Cross Blue Shield, by replacing a requirement that a patient be able to interact with the off-site health care professional at the time the services are provided with a provision allowing “store and forward” online messaging (see House Bill 5415).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on January 28, 2020
Reported in the House on March 5, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on March 5, 2020
Reported in the House on May 7, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 105 to 0 in the House on May 13, 2020.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise the definition of “telemedicine” in the law that governs Blue Cross Blue Shield, by replacing a requirement that a patient be able to interact with the off-site health care professional at the time the services are provided, with a provision requiring that the health care professional "must be able to examine the patient via a HIPAA-compliant, secure interactive audio or video, or both, telecommunications system, or through the use of store and forward online messaging".
Received in the Senate on May 19, 2020
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on May 19, 2020

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