2012 Regular Session


File Code: Insurance - Health Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 781
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lee, Smigiel, Afzali, Beitzel, Clagett, Conaway, Cullison, DeBoy, Hammen, Healey, Howard, Jameson, Kach, A. Kelly, McComas, Nathan-Pulliam, Pendergrass, B. Robinson, Stocksdale, Tarrant, V. Turner, Bromwell, Costa, Donoghue, Elliott, Frank, Hubbard, Kipke, Krebs, McDonough, Morhaim, Murphy, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Ready, and Reznik
Health Insurance - Coverage for Services Delivered Through Telemedicine


Requiring insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for health care services delivered through telemedicine in a specified manner; prohibiting insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from excluding a health care service from coverage solely because it is delivered by telemedicine and not in another manner; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.

Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments {236080/1 Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (131-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 580

Sponsored by:

Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Sally Jameson, District 28
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate Ariana B. Kelly, District 16
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Peter Murphy, District 28
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate Justin Ready, District 5A
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budget and Management, Department of
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Health Planning and Cost Review
Medical Assistance
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
Reimbursement Rates
State Employees
Telecommunications and Information Technology

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 19-706 )
( 15-139 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 236080/01     Offered on: March 23, 2012   at: 3:44 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Committee Votes :
Health and Government Operations
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 21, 2012: Third Reading Passed (131-0)
March 30, 2012: Third Reading Passed (46-0)