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Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

May 2016 Update

May 31, 2016
Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage updated regularly located by clicking here.
Highlightssince last update:
  • Alaska’s SB 74 is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  This bill would eliminate the current requirement in Alaska law that only an in-state provider may write a prescription for an Alaskan patient if the service took place via telehealth.  The Federal Trade Commission submitted comments in support of the bill.
  • Alaska’s HB 238 and Washington’s SB 6228, both bills to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, died.
  • Idaho Board of Medicine adopted a rule clarifying obligations of licensed health care providers providing telehealth services.


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Northwest Legislative/Regulatory

April 2016 Update by CCHP

May 10, 2016
Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage updated regularly located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies

Highlights since last update:
• Resolution (SCR 26) adopted in Alaska to require insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telemedicine.
• Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bills continue movement in Alaska (HB 238) and Colorado (HB 1047). Washington also reintroduced the compact language (SB 6228).
• Private payer reimbursement bill (HB 1403) reintroduced in Washington
• Washington enacted SB 6519 to add the home as an eligible originating site for private payer plans.
• Newly adopted rule (effective June 1) allows for school-based health services to be delivered via telemedicine in WA’s Medicaid program.

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