SB 0721 (see companion bill HB 0498) – Tennessee

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2023
Link: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0721&GA=113

As enacted, exempts a patient receiving an initial behavioral health evaluation via telehealth from the requirement that a patient have an in-person encounter with a healthcare services provider, the healthcare services provider’s practice group, or the healthcare system within 16 months prior to an interactive visit in order to establish a provider-patient relationship for purposes of telehealth; allows a physician assistant who is authorized to prescribe drugs and who provides services solely via telehealth to arrange for chart review by a collaborating physician via HIPAA-compliant electronic means. – Amends TCA Title 56 and Title 63.

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