Senators seek telehealth expansion for substance abuse treatment

A new bill before the Senate aims to expand the telehealth platform for substance abuse treatment.

Introduced recently by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act would make permanent certain emergency actions passed during the coronavirus pandemic to boost telehealth access for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

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