OR HB2508 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-12)
Status: Passed on September 25 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-09-25 - Chapter 117, (2021 Laws): Effective date June 01, 2021.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Prescribes requirements for reimbursement by Oregon Health Authority and coordinated care organizations of health services delivered using telemedicine. Requires Oregon Health Authority to ensure] Prescribes requirements for reimbursement by Oregon Health Authority and coordinated care organizations of health services delivered using telemedicine. Modifies requirements for health benefit plan coverage of telemedicine. Requires Department of Consumer and Business Services to report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly, no later than March 1, 2023, on impact of required reimbursement of telemedicine health services by health benefit plans on cost of health insurance premiums in Oregon. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

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Relating to telemedicine; and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2021-05-19 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 22 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-05-10 - Senate - Senate Committee Do pass the A-Eng bill (Y: 4 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-04-14 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 55 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-25 - House - House Committee Do pass with amendments. (Printed A-Eng.) (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-09-25HouseChapter 117, (2021 Laws): Effective date June 01, 2021.
2021-06-01HouseGovernor signed.
2021-05-25SenatePresident signed.
2021-05-20HouseSpeaker signed.
2021-05-19SenateVote explanation(s) filed by Boquist, Heard.
2021-05-19SenateThird reading. Carried by Beyer. Passed. Ayes, 22; Nays, 6--Boquist, Girod, Heard, Kennemer, Linthicum, Thomsen; Excused, 2--Anderson, Thatcher.
2021-05-18SenateSecond reading.
2021-05-18SenateRecommendation: Do pass the A-Eng. bill.
2021-05-10SenateWork Session held.
2021-04-28SenatePublic Hearing held.
2021-04-26SenatePublic Hearing held.
2021-04-19SenateReferred to Health Care.
2021-04-15SenateFirst reading. Referred to President's desk.
2021-04-14HouseThird reading. Carried by Prusak. Passed. Ayes, 56; Nays, 1--Nearman; Excused, 3--Cate, Evans, Levy.
2021-04-13HouseCarried over to April 14, 2021 Calendar by virtue of adjournment.
2021-04-12HouseRules suspended. Carried over to April 13, 2021 Calendar.
2021-04-10HouseRules suspended. Carried over to April 12, 2021 Calendar.
2021-04-09HouseRules suspended. Carried over to April 10, 2021 Calendar.
2021-04-08HouseCarried over to April 9, 2021 Calendar by virtue of adjournment.
2021-04-07HouseRules suspended. Carried over to April 8, 2021 Calendar.
2021-04-06HouseCarried over to April 7, 2021 Calendar by virtue of adjournment.
2021-04-05HouseSecond reading.
2021-04-01HouseRecommendation: Do pass with amendments and be printed A-Engrossed.
2021-03-25HouseWork Session held.
2021-02-04HousePublic Hearing held.
2021-01-19HouseReferred to Health Care.
2021-01-11HouseFirst reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

Oregon State Sources

Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/31587
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=515743
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/CommitteeReports/MajorityReport/32253
Roll Callhttps://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/MeasureVotes?id=523559

Bill Comments