HB 448 MD 2020

Session
2020
Sponsors
Name D Samuel Isadore Rosenberg
Name D Heather Bagnall
Name D Harry B. Bhandari
Name D Nicholas P. Charles II
Name D Bonnie Cullison
Name D Ariana B. Kelly
Name D Kenneth P. Kerr
Name D Robbyn T. Lewis
Name D Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
Name D Shane Elizabeth Pendergrass
Name D Sheree Sample-Hughes
Name D Karen Lewis Young

Title

Health Care Practitioners – Telehealth and Shortage

Summary

AN ACT concerning Health Care Practitioners – Telehealth and Shortage FOR the purpose of authorizing certain health care practitioners to establish a practitioner–patient relationship through certain telehealth interactions under certain circumstances; requiring a health care practitioner providing telehealth services to be held to certain standards of practice and provide or refer a patient for certain services under certain circumstances; requiring a health care practitioner to perform a certain clinical evaluation before providing certain treatment or issuing a prescription through telehealth; prohibiting a health care practitioner from prescribing a certain opiate for a certain purpose through telehealth except under certain circumstances; providing that a health care practitioner who prescribes a controlled dangerous substance through telehealth is subject to certain laws; requiring a health care practitioner to document certain information in a patient’s medical record using certain documentation standards; providing that certain laws regarding confidentiality and a patient’s right to health information apply to telehealth interactions in a certain manner; requiring a health care practitioner performing services through telehealth to be licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized by law to provide health care services in the State under certain circumstances; authorizing health occupations boards to adopt certain regulations; defining certain terms; making this Act an emergency measure; stating the intent of the General Assembly; and generally relating to telehealth and health care practitioners. BY adding to Article – Health Occupations Section 1–1001 through 1–1006 to be under the new subtitle “Subtitle 10. Telehealth” Annotated Code of Maryland (2014 Replacement Volume and 2019 Supplement) SECTION 1.

Bill Text

Bill Activity

  • Signed Approved by the Governor - Chapter 15

  • Passed Enrolled

  • Passed Third Reading Passed (131-2)

  • House Concurs Senate Amendments

  • Passed Third Reading Passed

  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments

  • Floor Amendment {

  • Passed Third Reading Passed

  • Passed Third Reading Passed (46-0)

  • Motion Special Order until 3/16 (Senator Kagan) Adopted

  • Floor Amendment {

  • Favorable with Amendments {

  • Favorable with Amendments Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

  • Referred Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

  • Passed Third Reading Passed (130-6)

  • Passed Third Reading Passed

  • Second Reading Passed with Amendments

  • Favorable with Amendments {

  • Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations

  • Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.

  • First Reading Health and Government Operations

Votes

No votes recorded on HB 448.