CT SB01022 | 2021 | General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-1-1)
Status: Introduced on March 5 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-06-09 - Moved to Foot of the Calendar, Senate
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


To: (1) Define, and redefine, various terms concerning telehealth; (2) expand the variety of health care providers who may provide telehealth services and the circumstances under which such providers may provide such services; (3) provide that a telehealth provider (A) may only provide a telehealth service to a patient when such provider has determined whether (i) the patient has health coverage that is fully insured, not fully insured or provided through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, and (ii) the patient's health coverage, if any, provides coverage for such service, (B) who is an in-network provider, or enrolled in the Connecticut medical assistance program and provides telehealth services to a Connecticut medical assistance program recipient, may use any information or communication technology in accordance with the directions, modifications or revisions, if any, made by the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 P.L. 104-191, as amended from time to time, or the rules and regulations adopted thereunder, (C) who provides health care or health services to a patient through telehealth shall (i) accept, as full payment for such care or services, the amount that (I) Medicare reimburses for such care or services if such provider determines that the patient does not have health coverage for such care or services, or (II) the patient's health coverage reimburses, and any cost-sharing, for such care or services if such provider determines that the patient has health coverage for such care or services, and (ii) offer to the patient financial assistance if such provider (I) is required to offer such assistance, and (II) determines that such patient is unable to pay for such care or services, and (D) may provide telehealth services from any location; (4) require any Connecticut entity or institution that, or health care provider who, engages or contracts with a telehealth provider who is licensed, certified or registered in another jurisdiction (A) verify such telehealth provider's credentials, (B) ensure that such telehealth provider is in good standing, and (C) confirm that such telehealth provider maintains liability insurance or other indemnity; (5) authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to temporarily waive, modify or suspend certain regulatory requirements; (6) expand required health insurance coverage for services provided through telehealth under certain individual and group health insurance policies and restrict a telehealth provider's ability to collect certain payments from insureds under such policies; and (7) provide that no health carrier shall reduce any reimbursement paid to a telehealth provider for covered health care or health services that such provider appropriately provided to an insured through telehealth because such provider provided such care or services through telehealth.

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An Act Concerning Telehealth.


Roll Calls

2021-03-22 - Joint - INS Vote Tally Sheet (Joint Favorable) (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-06-09SenateMoved to Foot of the Calendar, Senate
2021-04-08SenateFile Number 366
2021-04-08SenateSenate Calendar Number 233
2021-04-08SenateFavorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
2021-04-08SenateReported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
2021-04-01SenateReferred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/07/21 5:00 PM
2021-03-23SenateFiled with Legislative Commissioners' Office
2021-03-22SenateJoint Favorable
2021-03-11SenatePublic Hearing 03/15
2021-03-05SenateReferred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

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