Telemedicine services; practitioners licensed by Board of Medicine.

Bill Summary:

Public health emergency; out-of-state licenses; deemed licensure. Allows a practitioner of a profession regulated by the Board of Medicine who is licensed in another state or the District of Columbia and who is in good standing with the applicable regulatory agency in that state or the District of Columbia to engage in the practice of that profession in the Commonwealth with a patient located in the Commonwealth when (i) such practice is for the purpose of providing continuity of care through the use of telemedicine services and (ii) the patient is a current patient of the practitioner with whom the practitioner has previously established a practitioner-patient relationship and the practitioner has performed an in-person examination of the patient within the previous 12 months. The bill also provides that when the Board of Health has issued an emergency order, the Boards of Medicine and Nursing may waive (a) the requirement for submission of a fee for renewal or reinstatement of a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner and (b) the requirement for submission of evidence that a practitioner whose license was allowed to lapse for failure to meet professional activity requirements has satisfied such requirements and is prepared to resume practice in a competent manner for any person who held a valid, unrestricted, active license within the four-year period immediately prior to the application for renewal or reinstatement of such license. This bill is identical to HB 264.

Bill Patron: Stuart

Last Action(s):
(House) Enacted, Chapter 720 (effective 4/27/22) April 27, 2022
(Senate) Signed by President as reenrolled April 27, 2022
(Governor) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)

Bill Status:
Passed House
Passed Senate