State Activity

October 6, 2020

ATA's Telehealth Terminology and Policy Language for States on Medical Practice

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.

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.

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

September 14, 2020

ATA Letter to Four Western Governors in Support of Effort to Coordinate on Telehealth

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.

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

February 10, 2020

Help Support IMLC Legislation in Florida

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  

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

February 7, 2020

Help Support NLC Legislation in Washington

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  

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.