|Tennessee||HB 660||2/19/15: Assigned to s/c Insurance and Banking Subcommittee.||Amends Tennessee Code relative to telemedicine, clarifying that for a health insurance entity to be required to provide coverage for a telehealth encounter, it must involve a licensed health care provider. Similar to SB 725.|
|Tennessee||HB 976||3/24/15: Failed in s/c Health Subcommittee.||This bill defines teledentistry and allows initial and subsequent examinations by dentists to be accomplished by means of teledentistry.|
|Tennessee||SB 725||3/4/15: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Commerce and Labor Committee||Amends Tennessee Code relative to telemedicine, clarifying that for a health insurance entity to be required to provide coverage for a telehealth encounter, it must involve a licensed health care provider. Similar to HB 660.|
|Tennessee||SB 1214||3/27/15: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Health and Welfare Committee.||This bill defines teledentistry and allows initial and subsequent examinations by dentists to be accomplished by means of teledentistry.|
|Tennessee||SB 1223||4/7/15: Placed on Senate Regular Calendar.||This bill relates to Physicians and Surgeons; establishes requirements and protections for healthcare providers that practice telehealth.|
|Arkansas||HB 1076||4/2/15: Enacted.||This bill would prohibit the use of telemedicine to administer the abortion pill. Similar to SB 53.|
|Arkansas||SB 53||2/25/15: Act No. 139||This bill would prohibit the use of telemedicine to administer the abortion pill. Similar to HB 1076.|
|Arkansas||SB 96||2/11/15: Signed by Governor. Act No. 46||This bill would provide for the Department of Human Services to submit and apply for a federal waiver or authority necessary to transform the Arkansas Medicaid program into a program with maximum state flexibility in the use of the funds for innovative and cost-effective solutions for the provision of health care. Among other things, the solutions through this effort shall aim to sustain and improve optimized use of telemedicine.|
|Arkansas||SB 678||3/24/15: Enacted||This bill appropriates funds towards electronic health records and telehealth services grants.|
|Arkansas||SB 133||4/1/15: Enacted||This bill would authorize reimbursement and regulation of services provided through telemedicine, among other things.|
|Tennessee||HB 699||4/24/15: Signed by Governor.||This bill clarifies certain standards related to a telehealth encounter, including consent, a provider-patient relations, licensing, and the definition of telehealth.|
|Arkansas||016.06.14||10/3/14: Proposed RuleComment Deadline: 11/4/14||Title: Outpatient Behavioral Health ServicesAgency: Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Services
The proposed regulation would amend the Medicaid manual in regards to reimbursement for outpatient behavioral health telemedicine services.
|Arkansas||117.00.14||12/16/14: Proposed ruleComment Deadline: 1/21/15||Title: General ProvisionsAgency: Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Establishes guidelines for the use of telepractice in speech language pathology and audiology.
|Mississippi||Part 2605, Ch. 5||3/23/15: Proposed ruleComment Deadline: 4/17/15||Title: Telemedicine PracticeAgency: Board of Medical Licensure
Proposes rules and regulations regarding the practice of telemedicine, including providing definitions, indicating when a physician-provider relationship is established, requiring MS licensure, and requiring informed consent, among other rules.
|Mississippi||30 Admin Code Part 2435, Ch. 5||4/20/15: Notice of Public HearingComment Deadline: 5/15/15||Title: SOS System No. 21111Agency: Board of Medical Licensure
This rule would replace and update rules regarding the practice of telemedicine.
|Tennessee||TAC 0880-2-.16||1/20/15: Proposed RuleComment Deadline: 3/6/15||Title: Rules Governing the Practice of MedicineAgency: Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation & Board of Medical Examiners
Revises TN’s rules related to telemedicine licensure and establishes standards for practicing telemedicine and prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine.
|Arkansas||HB 1747||4/22/15: Sine die adjournment.||This bill would provide for a definition of telemedicine, and professional practice standards for providers delivering services through telemedicine. It would allow a professional relationship between a licensed health care professional and patient to be established through interactive audio or video technology, among other things. An “emergency clause” is connected to this bill.|
|Arkansas||SB 845||4/22/15: Sine die adjournment.||This bill would provide for a definition of telemedicine, and professional practice standards for providers delivering services through telemedicine. It would allow a professional relationship between a licensed health care professional and patient to be established through interactive audio or video technology, among other things. An “emergency clause” is connected to this bill.|
|Arkansas||SB 846||4/22/15: Sine die adjournment.||The purpose of this act is to encourage telemedicine. No other details are currently available.|
|Mississippi||HB 114||3/3/15: Died in Committee||This bill would establish the Mississippi Rural Hospital Transition and Improvement Grant Program. Under the grant, moneys can be used for (among other things) establishing a telemedicine system.|
|Mississippi||HB 1605||2/25/15: Died in committee||This bill would provide an income tax credit to employers who pay costs in connection with a qualified wellness program. A qualified wellness program means a program that consists of at least three specified components. One of these components is a supportive environment which includes access to healthy options at the workplace and policies and services that promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, including policies to (among other things) access on-site and/or telehealth services.|
|Mississippi||SB 2333||1/25/15: Died in committee.||This bill would create a tax credit for employers that pay for costs associated with a qualified wellness plan. The plan must consist of at least three components of the following components: a health awareness component, an employee engagement component, behavioral change component, supportive component (which includes access to on-site care and/or telehealth services).|