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Defining Telemedicine For Medical Practitioners

Concerning the definition of "telemedicine" for the purposes of the "Colorado Medical Practice Act".
2021 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

For the purposes of the "Colorado Medical Practice Act", the bill amends the definition of "telemedicine" to state that the term means the delivery of medical services through HIPAA-compliant telecommunications systems, technologies that are used in a manner that is compliant with the federal "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996", including information, electronic, and communication technologies, remote monitoring technologies, and store-and-forward transfers, to facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of a patient while the patient is located at an originating site and the physician, anesthesiologist assistant, or physician assistant person who provides the service is located at a distant site. The bill preserves the existing statutory definition of "telemedicine" for purposes of the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act".

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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