SB1 SFAT #1 Maroney 2-21
Senator Maroney moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Senate Bill No. 1-A BILL to amend and reenact §5-16-7b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-28; to amend and reenact §30-1-26 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-3-13a of said code; to amend and reenact §30-14-12d of said code; and to amend and reenact §33-57-1 of said code, all relating to telehealth services; defining terms; requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency, Medicaid, and specified insurance plans to reimburse for telehealth services at a negotiated rate for virtual telehealth encounters; requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency, Medicaid, and specified insurance plans to provide reimbursement for a telehealth service on the same basis and at the same rate as if the service is provided in-person for established patients; establishing a registration; permitting health care practitioners licensed in other states, in good standing, to practice in West Virginia using telehealth services and providing rule-making authority and emergency rule-making authority; setting forth requirements for registration; permitting a fee for registration; placing a cap on the fee; permitting physician-patient relationship to begin with an audio-only call or conversation in real time; providing restrictions and exceptions on prescriptive authority; adding criteria to the standard of care related to telehealth services; providing exceptions, and providing for effective date.