Friday, January 22, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been temporarily permitted to expand their services by utilizing virtual consultations, known as telehealth, to provide Hoosiers with more accessibility to safe and convenient health care. This session, one of Senate Republicans' top priorities is to permanently codify these telehealth expansions to ensure patients continue to have access to what has become a very safe and easy way to see their doctors.
In addition to making many of the expansions enacted during the pandemic permanent, Senate Bill 3 would put legal safeguards in place for Hoosiers receiving virtual care. SB 3 would require telehealth medical records be created and maintained under the same standards of practice for patients in an in-person setting. It would also expand the application of the telehealth statute currently in place to include more licensed practitioners and specify the various activities that would qualify as health care services under telehealth law.
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