AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE FOR THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES THROUGH TELEHEALTH.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends new GS 58-50-305 as follows. Amends the definition of telehealth to exclude delivery of services solely through fax; makes an additional clarifying change. Specifies that the prohibition on using telehealth for health care services related to an abortion is in accordance with GS 90-21.82(1) (requiring at least 72 hours prior to the abortion, that the physician or qualified professional orally inform the woman of the specified information) and makes an exemption for a medical emergency as defined in GS 90-21.81(5) (was, except in the case of an emergency therapeutic abortion).
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