Comments: IL HB2907 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision concerning access to psychiatric mental health services via telepsychiatry, provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall not require that a physician or other licensed health care professional be physically present in the same room as the patient for the entire time during which the patient is receiving telepsychiatry services. Provides that the Department shall not require that a physician or other licensed healthcare professional be physically present in the same room as the patient for the entire time during which the patient is receiving telemedicine services. Defines "telemedicine" as the use of a telecommunication system to provide medical services for the purpose of evaluation and treatment when the patient is at one location and the rendering provider is at another location.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-13)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-25 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0385 [HB2907 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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