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Effective - 28 Aug 2007, 3 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  208.670.  Practice of telehealth, rules — definitions. — 1.  As used in this section, these terms shall have the following meaning:

  (1)  "Provider", any provider of medical services and mental health services, including all other medical disciplines;

  (2)  "Telehealth", the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve the health status of a patient.

  2.  The department of social services, in consultation with the departments of mental health and health and senior services, shall promulgate rules governing the practice of telehealth in the MO HealthNet program.  Such rules shall address, but not be limited to, appropriate standards for the use of telehealth, certification of agencies offering telehealth, and payment for services by providers.  Telehealth providers shall be required to obtain patient consent before telehealth services are initiated and to ensure confidentiality of medical information.

  3.  Telehealth may be utilized to service individuals who are qualified as MO HealthNet participants under Missouri law.  Reimbursement for such services shall be made in the same way as reimbursement for in-person contacts.


(L. 2007 S.B. 577)

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