LD 1007: An Act To Increase Availability of Health Care through Telehealth

LD 1007: An Act To Increase Availability of Health Care through Telehealth

SUMMARY: This bill makes permanent the Governor’s Executive Order #35 dated April 6, 2020, which allows certain licensed or registered professionals under Title 32 of the Maine Revised Statutes to provide necessary health care or other services to the extent practicable through the use of all modes of telehealth, including visual and audio, audio-only or other electronic media. The bill also clarifies that these services must be covered by insurance as they would be if provided in person.

Sponsored by: Rep. Laurel LIBBY of Auburn
Lead Co-Sponsor: Sen. Trey STEWART of Aroostook (R)
Co-Sponsored by: CRAVEN of Lewiston (D), MADIGAN of Waterville (D), MORRIS of Turner (R), PERRY of Calais (D), STOVER of Boothbay (D), WARREN of Hallowell (D), ZAGER of Portland (D), BRENNER of Cumberland (D).

This Bill was referred to the Committee on: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
Current Status of the Bill: Awaiting a Public Hearing

Read the Full Bill HERE.

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