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SF 3

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 5th Special Session (2020 - 2020) Posted on 10/13/2020 07:45am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; extending the coverage date for certain telemedicine services;
amending Laws 2020, chapter 70, article 3, section 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Laws 2020, chapter 70, article 3, section 1, is amended to read:


Section 1. COVERAGE OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES PROVIDED DIRECTLY
TO A PATIENT AT THE PATIENT'S RESIDENCE; RESPONSE TO COVID-19.

(a) The definition of "originating site" under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671,
subdivision 7
, includes a patient's residence if the patient is receiving health care services
or consultations by means of telemedicine.

(b) The definition of "telemedicine" under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.671,
subdivision 9
, includes health care services or consultations delivered to a patient at the
patient's residence.

(c) Under Minnesota Statutes, section 62A.672, subdivision 2, a health carrier shall not
exclude or reduce coverage for a health care service or consultation solely because the
service or consultation is provided via telemedicine directly to a patient at the patient's
residence.

(d) "Telemedicine" as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625, subdivision
3b
, paragraph (d), includes the delivery of health care services or consultations with a patient
at the patient's residence and the licensed health care provider at a distant site.

(e) This section expires deleted text beginFebruary 1deleted text endnew text begin June 30new text end, 2021.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end