HB 1987

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 11, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 03, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 22, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 24, 2021

Telemedicine; coverage of telehealth services by an insurer, etc.

Abstract

Telemedicine. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to amend the state plan for medical assistance to provide for payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring services provided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patients, makes clear that nothing shall preclude health insurance carriers from providing coverage for services delivered through real-time audio-only telephone that are not telemedicine, and clarifies rules around prescribing of Schedule II through VI drugs via telemedicine, including establishing a practitioner-patient relationship via telemedicine.

Telemedicine. Clarifies that nothing shallpreclude coverage of telehealth services by an insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policiesproviding hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverageon an expense-incurred basis; a corporation providing individualor group accident and sickness subscription contracts; or a healthmaintenance organization providing a health care plan for healthcare services. The bill requires the Board of Medical AssistanceServices to amend the state plan for medical assistance to providefor payment of medical assistance for remote patient monitoring servicesprovided via telemedicine for certain high-risk patients, and providesfor the establishment of a practitioner-patient relationship viatelemedicine for the prescribing of Schedule II through VI controlledsubstances.

Bill Sponsors (37)

Votes


Actions


Mar 24, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 301 (effective 7/1/21)

Mar 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021

Mar 11, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 10, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1987ER)

Mar 09, 2021

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 27, 2021

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

House

VOTE: Agreed To (99-Y 0-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2021

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Feb 25, 2021

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

House

House acceded to request

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 23, 2021

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 21200364D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21200364D-S1

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1987S1

Feb 19, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1987S1)

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21200364D-S1

Feb 12, 2021

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Health

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1987EH1)

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 03, 2021

House

Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)

House

Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A)

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N)

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)

Feb 02, 2021

House

Read second time

House

Printed as engrossed 21103569D-EH1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1987EH1

House

Committee amendment agreed to

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21103569D-H1

Feb 01, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 29, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)

Jan 28, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1987H1)

Jan 26, 2021

House

Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)

House

Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 21103569D-H1

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 25, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1987)

Jan 21, 2021

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 19, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

Jan 15, 2021

House

Assigned HWI sub: Health

Jan 11, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102502D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102502D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21103569D-H1 HTML
HB1987EH1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200364D-S1 HTML
HB1987ER HTML
CHAP0301 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1987FEH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1987FH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1987F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB1987AH HTML
Amendment: HB1987AC HTML

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