Title

Telehealth matters.

Summary

Consolidates Medicaid telehealth language. Provides that "health care services" does not include certain case management services, care management services, service coordination services, or care coordination services for purposes of telehealth. Adds occupational therapist assistants, school psychologists, specified developmental therapists, peers, clinical fellows, students and graduates of certain professional programs, physical therapist assistants, and certain community mental health center providers to the definition of "practitioner" for purposes of practicing telehealth. Allows behavior health analysts to temporarily perform telehealth during the time when the professional licensing agency is preparing to implement licensure for the profession.

Bill Text

Bill Activity

  • Signed by the President of the Senate

  • Signed Signed by the Governor

  • Public Law 109

  • Signed by the President Pro Tempore

  • Signed by the Speaker

  • Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 348: yeas 94, nays 0

  • Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 340: yeas 50, nays 0

  • CCR # 1 filed in the House

  • CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

  • Senate advisors appointed: Doriot and Breaux

  • Senate conferees appointed: Charbonneau and Yoder

  • House advisors appointed: Ziemke, Olthoff and Fleming

  • House conferees appointed: Barrett and Shackleford

  • Senate dissented from House amendments

  • Motion to dissent filed

  • Concurrence withdrawn

  • Motion to concur filed

  • Returned to the Senate with amendments

  • Passed Third reading: passed;

  • Representatives Olthoff, Ledbetter C, Shackleford added as cosponsors

  • Passed Third reading: passed; Roll Call 191: yeas 93, nays 0

  • Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

  • Amendment #1 (Barrett) prevailed; voice vote

  • Amendment #2 (Vermilion) prevailed; voice vote

  • Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

  • First reading: referred to Committee on Public Health

  • Referred to the House

  • Senator Pol added as coauthor

  • Senators Becker and Breaux added as coauthors

  • Senator Bassler added as coauthor

  • Senator Doriot added as second author

  • House sponsor: Representative Barrett

  • Passed Third reading: passed; Roll Call 77: yeas 46, nays 0

  • Second reading: ordered engrossed

  • Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

  • First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services

  • Authored by Senator Charbonneau

Votes

No votes recorded on SB 284.