State Activity

State Legislative Tracker

The Halftime Report chart tracks critical state legislation the ATA supports, supports with amendments, and opposes. The ATA Activity in The States chart tracks all ATA activity that has occurred in each state such as submitted comments and testimony.

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ATA Terminology and Policy Language

The standardized telehealth terminology and policy language for states on medical practice was developed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to serve as a toolkit for state policymakers throughout the country as they grapple with crafting telehealth laws that work in the best interest of their constituents. The policy options and terminology, if adopted by state legislatures, will expand patient access to healthcare services, improve quality of care and reduce costs through the use of telehealth.

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ATA Terminology and Policy Language

The standardized telehealth terminology and policy language for states on coverage and reimbursement was developed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to serve as a toolkit for state policymakers throughout the country as they grapple with crafting telehealth laws that work in the best interest of their constituents. The policy options and terminology, if adopted by state legislatures, will expand patient access to healthcare services, improve quality of care and reduce costs through the use of telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Texas Dental Board

The ATA sent a letter to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners commenting on the proposed rule relating to teledentistry.

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ATA Letter to Ohio State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Ohio State Legislature in support of the Senate substitute version of HB 122 while offering amendments.

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ATA Letter to Pennsylvania State Legislature

The ATA sent another letter of support of SB 705 to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.

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ATA Letter to Michigan State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Michigan State legislators in support of Senate Bill 166.

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ATA Letter to Massachusetts State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Massachusetts State Legislature in support of House Bill 2367.

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ATA Letter to Ohio State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Ohio State Legislature in support of House Bill 122 and offered a few suggested amendments.

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ATA Letter to Ohio State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Ohio State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 204, which would enter Ohio into the Counseling Compact.

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ATA Letter to Alaska State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Alaska State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 3006.

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NJ One-Pager

The ATA and 36 other organizations signed a one-pager urging New Jersey Governor Murphy to sign S2559/A4179 into law which would permanently allow patients to continue utilizing telehealth services beyond the pandemic.

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ATA Letter to Maine Board

The ATA sent a letter to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine highlighting the various benefits of telehealth for the Board to consider during the rulemaking process.

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ATA Letter to New Mexico Medical Board

The ATA sent a letter to the New Mexico Medical Board ahead of their upcoming discussion commenting on licensure exceptions for out-of-state providers treating New Mexico patients via telemedicine technologies.

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ATA Letter to Ohio Medical Board

The ATA sent a letter to the Ohio Medical Board seeking for clarification on the recently published telemedicine FAQs.

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ATA Letter to West Virginia Board of Medicine

The ATA sent a letter to the West Virginia Board of Medicine commenting on the proposed telehealth rules.

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ATA Letter to California State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to California State Legislators in opposition to SB 457 unless amended.

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ATA Letter to New Jersey Governor

The ATA sent a letter urging Governor Phil Murphy to sign SB 2559.

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ATA Letter to Ohio State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Ohio State Legislators in support for provisions in House Bill 110.

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ATA Letter of Opposition To California Assembly Bill 457

The ATA submitted a letter to the California Senate in opposition of Assembly Bill 457.

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ATA Letter of Support for Michigan House Bill 4356- Senate Substitute 1

The ATA submitted a letter to the Michigan Senate in support of House Bill 4356 – Senate Substitute 1.

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ATA Letter of Support Massachusetts HB 1284 and SB 163

The ATA submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Joint Committee of Health Care Financing in support of House Bill 1284 and Senate bill 163, An Act Relative to Nurse Licensure Compacts.

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ATA Letter to New York Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the New York Legislature in support of Senate Bill 6846.

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ATA Letter to Pennsylvania Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Legislature in support of Senate Bill 705.

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ATA Letter to Illinois State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Illinois State Legislature in support of House Bill 3308.

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ATA Letter to California State Assembly

The ATA sent a letter to the California State Assembly in opposition to section 4 of SB 642.

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ATA Letter to Wisconsin State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Wisconsin State Legislators in support of Senate Bill 309.

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ATA Letter to Wisconsin State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Wisconsin State Legislators in support of Assembly Bill 296.

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ATA Letter to Minnesota State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Minnesota State Legislature commenting on House File 2128, specifically the telehealth article.

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ATA Letter to Texas State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Texas State Legislature in support of House Bill 4.  

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ATA Letters to Iowa State Legislature

The ATA sent letters to the Iowa State Legislature expressing concerns about problematic language in House File 893 and Senate Study Bill 1276 regarding mental health services provided via telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Nevada State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Nevada State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 5.

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ATA Letter to Maine State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Maine State Legislature commenting on the telehealth bills pending before the committee.

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ATA Letter to Oregon State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Oregon State Legislature in support of and commenting on House Bill 2508 as amended, which requires public and private payers to reimburse health care services provided via telemedicine and revises Oregon’s definition of telemedicine as it relates to insurance.

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ATA Letter to Delaware State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Delaware State Legislature commenting on and offering amendments to HB 160.

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One-Pager on CA AB 457

The ATA created a one-pager which lays out why we oppose AB 457 and shows other groups who oppose the bill as well.

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ATA Letter to Louisiana State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Louisiana State Legislature in support of House Bill 270.

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ATA Letter to Rhode Island State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Rhode Island State Legislature commenting on and offering amendments to HB 6032.

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ATA Letter to California State Assembly

The ATA sent a letter to the California State Assembly voicing our opposition and asking for clarification to Assembly Bill 457.

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ATA Letter to Michigan State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Michigan State Legislature in support of House Bill 4356.

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ATA Letter to Colorado State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Colorado State Legislature in support of House Bill 1190.

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ATA Letter to Minnesota State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Minnesota State Legislature commenting on House File 2128.

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ATA Letter to Oklahoma State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Oklahoma State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 674.

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ATA Letter to North Carolina State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the North Carolina state legislature in support of House Bill 149. At the same time, ATA urges the legislature to amend the bill’s approach to remote patient monitoring to better represent the broad range of technologies that deliver telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Illinois State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Illinois State Legislature in support of House Bill 3498.

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One Pager

The one-pager lays out the statutes in the states surrounding Arkansas and how they are consistent with HB 1063.

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ATA Letters to Rhode Island Legislators

The ATA sent letters to the Rhode Island legislature in opposition to SB 483 and HB 5612.

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ATA Letter to Georgia State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Georgia State Legislature offering amendments to House Bill 307, regarding the expansion of telemedicine in Georgia.

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ATA Sample Letters for Use

The ATA has created two letters for member organizations to send by email and mail to the Arkansas Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee in support of House Bill 1063.

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ATA Advocacy One-Pager

The ATA created a one pager in support of passing Arkansas HB 1063.

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ATA Letter to Connecticut State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Connecticut State Legislature commenting on and in support of Senate Bill 1022, which would expand Connecticut residents’ access to telehealth services.

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ATA Letters to Tennessee State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter in support of Senate Bill 1589 and its companion bill in the House HB552, both expand access to telehealth in Tennessee.

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ATA Letter to Nevada State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Nevada State Legislature in support and to offer amendments to Senate Bill 5.

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ATA Letter to Minnesota State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Minnesota State Legislature commenting on and offering amendments to House File 1412.

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ATA Letter to Connecticut State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Connecticut State Legislature commenting on and offering amendments to House Bill 6449 regarding licensure requirements for health care professionals.

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ATA Letter to Michigan State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Michigan State Legislature in support of House Bill 4356 which enables the use of telemedicine technologies in the practice of eye care in Michigan.

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ATA Letter to North Dakota State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the North Dakota State Legislature in support of House Bill 1151, which would hold teledentistry in North Dakota to the same standard of care as in-person dental care.

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ATA Letter to Georgia State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Georgia State Legislature in support of House Bill 629, which would permit optometrists and ophthalmologists to engage in the practice of telemedicine when delivering ocular health services.

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ATA Letters to Idaho State Legislature

The ATA sent letters to the Idaho State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 1127 and offering amendments to Senate Bill 1126.

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ATA Letter to New York State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the New York State Legislature in support of Senate Bill S02507 as it relates to telehealth.

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ATA Letter to New York State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the New York State Legislature in support of Assembly Bill A03007 as it relates to telehealth.

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ATA Letter to California State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the California State Legislature in support of Assembly Bill 32, which seeks to expand Californians’ access to health care services provided via telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Hawaii State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Hawaii State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 970, which clarifies that a patient-practitioner relationship may be established during a telehealth appointment.

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ATA Letter to Minnesota State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Minnesota State Legislature commenting on and offering amendments to Senate File 1160.

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ATA Letter to Ohio State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Ohio State Legislature offering amendments to House Bill 122.

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ATA Letter to Arkansas State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Arkansas State Legislature in support of amending HB 1063 and sent a red-lined version of the legislation with proposed amendments.

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ATA Letter to Alaska State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Alaska State Legislature in support of SB 67: An Act relating to the licensure of nursing professionals; relating to a multistate nurse licensure compact.

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ATA Letter to West Virginia State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the West Virginia State Legislature in opposition to Senate Bill 1, which mandates that West Virginians wishing to receive telemedicine services must not have more than three telemedicine consultations without an in-person primary care visit and must visit a physical health service location at least once every 12 months.

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ATA Letter to Florida State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Florida State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 700, which promotes a technology-neutral definition of telehealth, permits the prescription of Schedule III-V medications via the appropriate telehealth technologies, and expands the scope of services reimbursed by Florida’s Medicaid agency to include those provided by means of telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Hawaii State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Hawaii State Legislature in support of House Bill 473, which clarifies that a patient-practitioner relationship may be established during a telehealth appointment.

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ATA Letter to Oklahoma State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Oklahoma State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 673, which seeks to establish a more technology-neutral definition of telemedicine in Oklahoma.

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ATA Letter to Montana State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Montana State Legislature in opposition to House Bill 343 which would mandate that dentists reside in the state in order to deliver dental care remotely and requires that patients and practitioners utilize synchronous technologies in the establishment of a dentist-patient relationship.

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ATA Letter to Oregon State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Oregon State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 423, if amended to include a technology-neutral definition of telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Florida State Legislature

The ATA sent a letters to Florida Legislators in both the House and Senate in support of SB 660 and HB 247, which remove certain restrictions on the practice of telehealth in Florida.

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The ATA sent a letter to the Kentucky State Legislature to support and suggest amendments to House Bill 140.

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ATA Letter to Texas State Legislator

The ATA sent a letter to Texas Representative Philip Cortez in support of House Bill 280, which outlines a plan for the expansion of telemedicine and telehealth services in Texas.

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ATA Letter to Maryland State Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to the Maryland State Legislature in support of House Bill 732 & Senate Bill 568, which enables out-of-state providers to deliver care to patients in Maryland via the appropriate telehealth technologies.

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ATA Letter to Mississippi Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Mississippi Legislature expressing concerns about Senate Bill 2631, which amends the definition of telemedicine in Mississippi as it relates to health insurance reimbursement.

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ATA Letter to Missouri Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to the Missouri State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 284 & House Bill 495, which would allow for the use of adaptive nonstatic questionnaires as part of asynchronous store-and-forward technology in the practice of telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Oregon Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Oregon state legislators in support of House Bill 2508, which requires public and private payers to reimburse health care services provided via telemedicine and revises Oregon’s definition of telemedicine as it relates to insurance.

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ATA Letter to Indiana Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Indiana Legislature in support of passing House Bill 1286 and encouraging them to make similar technology-neutral language amendments. The ATA also sent a red-lined version of the bill showing proposed amendments.

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ATA Letter to Arizona State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Arizona State Legislature in support of House Bill 2454 which makes some comprehensive changes to telehealth policy in Arizona.

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ATA Letter to South Dakota Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the South Dakota Legislature in support of Senate Bill 96 which revises the state’s definition of telemedicine, abolishes restrictions on the use of audio-only in the practice of telehealth and allows for the establishment of health provider-practitioner relationships virtually.

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ATA Letter to Arkansas State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Arkansas State Legislature in support for amendments to House Bill 1063.

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ATA Letter to NH Legislature

The ATA send a letter to the New Hampshire State Legislature in opposition to House Bill 602, which amends the definition of telemedicine as well as the definition of Medicaid and commercial insurance reimbursement for telemedicine services in New Hampshire.

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ATA Letter to Montana State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Montana State Legislature in support of House Bill 43, which serves as an omnibus bill promoting the expansion of Montana’s telemedicine industry.

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ATA Letter to Maryland State Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to House and Senate legislators in strong support of House Bill 123 and Senate Bill 3, which are companion bills and both seek to expand access to health care services provided via telehealth across Maryland for the state’s Medicaid program.

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ATA Letter to Virginia State Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to Virginia state legislators commenting on additional amendments made to House Bill 1987 regarding clinicians’ ability to prescribe medications to their patients via telemedicine.

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ATA Letter to Iowa State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Iowa state legislators in support of House Fill 88 which expands allowable technology modalities to include audio only modalities.

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ATA Letter to Iowa State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to Iowa state legislators opposing House Fill 89. The bill specifies that the delivery of telehealth services must include interactive audio, video, or electronic media to be reimbursed, which precludes a practitioners’ ability to utilize efficacious asynchronous technologies in the practice of telehealth.

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ATA Letter to Arizona State Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Arizona Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of Senate Bill 1145, which furthers Arizona’s permissive approach to telemedicine, allowing practitioners to utilize an assortment of technologies to provide affordable, quality health care to patients across the state.

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ATA Letter to Virginia Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to Virginia state legislators in opposition to House Bill 1987 amendments. In its revised form, it would create unnecessary and impractical barriers to the establishment of telehealth services across Virginia, limiting practitioners’ ability to prescribe vital medications to their patients throughout the state based on arbitrary geographic restrictions.

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ATA Letter to Virginia State Legislature

The ATA sent letters to Virginia State Senator Barker, sponsor of SB 1338, and Senator Lucas, Chair of the Health and Education Committee, in support of SB 1338 which would expand coverage to Virginians who utilize remote patient monitoring services for their health care needs.

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ATA Letter to Delaware State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Delaware State Legislature in support of HB 21. The bill takes an important step towards adopting the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact and expanding access to care and telehealth services.

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ATA Letter to North Dakota State Legislators

The ATA sent a letter to North Dakota State Legislators in support of HB 1044. The bill takes an important step towards adopting the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Compact and expanding access to care and telehealth services.

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ATA Letter to Indiana State Legislature

The ATA sent a second letter to the Indiana State Legislature to reassert their position in support of Senate Bill 3, provided it is amended to take a modality neutral approach.

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ATA Letter to Rhode Island State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter asking the Rhode Island Senate Health and Human Services Committee to amend and pass Senate Bill 4.

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ATA Letter to New Jersey State Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the New Jersey State Legislature in support of Senate Bill 2559 and any further amendments that advance patients’ access to safe, appropriate, and affordable care.

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ATA's Asynchronous Telehealth Brochure

The ATA developed an asynchronous telehealth toolkit for state policymakers throughout the country as they grapple with crafting telehealth laws that work in the best interest of their constituents. The brochure defines asynchronous telehealth and describes the value it provides both patients and practitioners.

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State Legislative and Regulatory Tracker

This chart tracks critical state legislation and regulations as well as outlines ATA’s state priorities and call to actions.

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ATA Letter to Indiana Legislature

The ATA sent a letter to the Indiana Legislature in qualified support of Preliminary Draft No. 3734, provided it is amended to take a modality neutral approach.

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Idaho Pending Telehealth Legislation

The ATA sent a letter to the Idaho Interim Occupational Licensing and Certification Laws Committee in support of the pending telehealth legislation before the committee.

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Ohio House Bill 679 and Amendment 3334

The ATA sent a letter to Ohio State Senator Robert Hackett, Chairman of the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee, regarding the telehealth industry’s support for Ohio House Bill 679 and opposition to amendment 3334.

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ATA Comments

In an October 5 letter, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) submitted comments to the Washington Medical Commission on the draft telemedicine rule language.

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Western Governors Letter September 2020

The following letter was sent to the Governors of Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon on September 11, 2020, commending their efforts to find ways for their states to coordinate on telehealth.

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Massachusetts House Bill 4916

ATA sent a letter to members of the Massachusetts General Court regarding the telehealth industry’s support for amending language in House Bill 4916.

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SB 926 & SB 928

Call to action! Contact your state legislators and support SB 926 and SB 928, legislation that would advance telehealth and expand access to care in Florida through the adoption of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). Read ATA’s Letter of Support  

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H 342

Call to action! Contact your state legislators and ask them to support telehealth reform efforts that will help drive innovation, advance the adoption of digital health technologies, address health care provider shortages, and expand access to quality care in Idaho.   Read ATA’s Letter of Support

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SB 6209 & HB 2376

Call to action! Contact your state legislators and support SB 6209 and HB 2376, legislation that would advance telehealth and expand access to care through the adoption of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). ATA Letter of Support – House ATA Letter of Support – Senate  

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CS/CS/HB 23

Call to action! Contact the Florida Governor’s office by Friday, May 24 with your support for HB 23, a telehealth bill that establishes standards of practice for telehealth providers.