District of Columbia

Overview

In the 2017-2018 legislative term, the District of Columbia legislature enacted several laws to expand healthcare markets, including laws concerning the scope of practice of healthcare providers. Most notably, the legislature passed the Telehealth Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017, which expands the scope of reimbursable telehealth services covered by Medicaid. For a complete listing of health related statutes visit the State Health Practice Database for Research.

The State Database

The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare.

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition and Catalyst for Payment Reform, catalogues state legislation governing price transparency, provider market power, provider payment, provider networks, and benefit design.

Search the database across all jurisdictions on the State Overview page, or view and filter existing legislation or litigation on individual state pages. The database allows customized search and filter by keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.

*Note: Current legislative session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates. 



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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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Additional Resources

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

The District of Columbia’s current legislative session runs from 1/2/2019 – 1/2/2020. Bills from 2019 will carry over to 2020 as part of the 2019-2020 legislative term.

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