Pending Legislation and Regulation

Filter pending legislation and regulation by jurisdiction(s), rule type(s), or topic(s).

Federal

Federal Legislation: S. 863 - Appalachian Regional Development Amendment Act of 2015

This bill would allow the Appalachian Regional Commission to create the high-speed broadband deployment initiative to support projects to increase the use of telehealth technologies in the Appalachian region, among other things.

Florida

FL Legislation: HB 199 - Veterinary Medicine

Provides a definition for “Veterinary Telemedicine”.

FL Legislation: SB 220 - Veterinary Medicine

Provides a definition for “Veterinary Telemedicine”.

FL Rule: Board of Medicine - Standards for Telemedicine Practice

The Board proposes the development of a rule amendment to address the prohibition regarding ordering low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis. 

Indiana

IN Legislation: HB 1331 - Telemedicine and Medical Devices

Relates to telemedicine and medical devices; removes the restriction on the prescribing of ophthalmic devices through telemedicine and sets conditions on when a provider may, through telemedicine, prescribe medical devices; prohibits the Indiana optometry board from setting standards for the practice of ocular telemedicine or ocular telehealth that are more restrictive than the standards established for in person practice.

IN Legislation: HB 1337 - Telemedicine matters

Relates to telemedicine matters; requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to reimburse any Medicaid provider for Medicaid covered services provided through the use of telemedicine services if certain requirements are met.

IN Legislation: HB 1341 - Rural Economic Development

Provides that grants from the rural economic development fund may not be made to a grant recipient unless the county in which the grant recipient is located has a jointly approved plan. 

IN Legislation: SB 444 - Telemedicine

Relates to telemedicine; requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to reimburse any Medicaid provider for Medicaid covered services provided through the use of telemedicine services if certain requirements are met; prohibits the office from setting any distance restrictions under Medicaid on telehealth services and telemedicine services; requires reimbursement for telemedicine services under the healthy Indiana plan.

IN Legislation: SB 492 - Telemedicine Coverage in Healthy Indiana Plan

Relates to telemedicine coverage in healthy Indiana plan; adds coverage to the healthy Indiana plan for covered services provided through the use of telemedicine.

IN Legislation: SB 63 - Community Mental Health Center Telemedicine Pilot

Creates a community mental health center telemedicine pilot. Establishes a two year community mental health center telemedicine pilot program (program) to be administered by the division of mental health and addiction (division).

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