Telehealth

Legislation/IssuesSynopsisResourcesNew This Week/Upcoming Dates
SB 3 (HB 123) - Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021 Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, subject to a certain limitation, is required to provide through telehealth; requiring that certain services provided under the Program include certain counseling and treatment; prohibiting the Program from excluding from coverage a behavioral health care service provided to a recipient in person solely because the service may be provided through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Health Care Commission to submit a certain report on telehealth; etc. SB 3

HB 123

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 3- Preserve Telehealth Access- Support.pdf (2-10)

HB 123-PreserveTelehealthAccess- Support.pdf (2-11)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 71 (4/13)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 70 (4/13)
SB 56 (HB 191) - Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Reimbursement - Sunset Termination Repealing the termination provisions for certain provisions of law relating to the eligibility of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners who provide Assertive Community Treatment or mobile treatment services to Maryland Medical Assistance Program recipients in a home or community-based setting through telemedicine to receive reimbursement for the health care services from the Program. SB 56

HB 191

Maryland Hospital Association- SB 56- Maryland Medical Assistance Program -Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Reimbursement- Letter of Support.pdf (2-10)

HB 191- Maryland Medical Assistance Program -Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine Reimbursement- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Hearing canceled (3/20)

Referred Finance (2/17)
SB 66 (HB 97) - Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Statewide Broadband - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021) Establishing the Office of Statewide Broadband in the Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that every resident of the State is supported by high-quality, affordable broadband Internet service and has the tools necessary to take advantage of the Internet; requiring the Office to develop, by July 1, 2022, a statewide plan to ensure that all State residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband Internet by December 31, 2026; establishing the Digital Inclusion Fund to support capacity building in the State; etc. SB 66

HB 97

SB 66- Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)- Letter of Support.pdf (2-10)

HB 97- Department of Housing and Community Development - Office of Digital Inclusion - Established (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021)- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 74 (4/13)

Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative) (5/28)
SB 278 (HB 34) - State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health - Maryland School-Based Health Center Standards - Telehealth Requiring the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health to authorize a certain health care practitioner at an approved school-based health center to provide health care services through telehealth under certain circumstances; prohibiting the State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health from establishing certain requirements for a certain school-based health center to provide health care services through telehealth; etc. SB 278

HB 34

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 348 (5/18)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 347 (5/18)
SB 393 (HB 551) - Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; requiring the Maryland Department of Health to include certain health care providers and programs when specifying by regulation the types of health care providers eligible to receive certain reimbursement; requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage for certain services delivered through telehealth; etc. SB 393

HB 551

SB 393- Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Maryland Hospital Association- HB 551- Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Health Insurance - Coverage and Reimbursement of Telehealth Services- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 1/27 at 1:00 p.m. (1/15)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. (1/21)
SB 500 (HB 970) - Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Entering into the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact; stating that the purpose of the Compact is to regulate the practice of telepsychology across state boundaries; establishing certain criteria and duties for compact states; requiring certain psychologists to hold a certain license from a home state and meet certain eligibility requirements to exercise certain authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology and certain temporary authority to practice in-person, face-to-face psychology in compact states; etc. SB 500

HB 970

SB 500- Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative) (5/28)

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 329 (5/18)
SB 567 (HB 731) - Telehealth Services - Expansion Altering the health care services the Maryland Medical Assistance Program is required to provide through telehealth; altering the circumstances under which the Program is required to provide health care services through telehealth; altering a provision of law requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to reimburse certain health care services provided through telehealth to require reimbursement to be provided in a certain manner and at a certain rate; etc. SB 567

HB 731

SB 567-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth Services – Expansion- Letter of Support.pdf (3-2)

HB 731-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners- Letter of Support.pdf (2-11)

Hearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m. (1/26)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. (1/27)
SB 568 (HB 732) - Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners Authorizing an out-of-state health care practitioner to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State in accordance with certain provisions of the Act; requiring a certain health occupations board to register an out-of-state health care practitioner, under certain circumstances, to provide telehealth services to a patient located in the State; prohibiting an out-of-state health care practitioner who is registered under certain provisions of the Act from taking certain actions; etc. SB 568

HB 732

SB 568-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners- Letter of Information.pdf (3-2)

HB 732-Health Care Practitioners - Telehealth - Out-of-State Health Care Practitioners- Letter of Information.pdf (2-11)

Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (3/16)

Hearing 2/10 at 1:30 p.m. (1/27)
SB 646 (HB 1287) - Alcohol and Drug Counseling - Alcohol and Drug Trainees - Practice Through Telehealth Authorizing certain individuals to practice clinical drug and alcohol counseling without a license and drug and alcohol counseling without certification through telehealth if the individuals are working as trainees under the supervision of certain approved supervisors while completing certain experiential or course of study requirements. SB 646

HB 1287

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 797 (5/30)

Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 796 (5/30)
HB 43 - Department of Information Technology - Office of Broadband and Joint Committee on Broadband Altering the uses of the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; establishing the Office of Broadband in the Department of Information Technology to assist local jurisdictions in improving access to high-speed internet; requiring the Office to coordinate with certain Executive Branch agencies and stakeholders; establishing the Joint Committee on Broadband to ensure that local jurisdictions in the State are able to expand access to high-speed internet and make recommendations for new laws, programs, and services needed to support the expansion; etc. HB 43

Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters (3/31)