CT State Updates - 2015 Jan 28 No.03

On June 23, 2015, Gov. Malloy signed SB 467 into law, requiring group health plans to cover telehealth services to the extent that they cover the services through in-person visits between an insured person and a health care provider. Telehealth services shall only be provided through real-time, interactive, two-way communication technology. It does not include the use of a fax machine, audio-only telephone texting or e-mail. The law also requires that a telehealth provider obtain a patient’s informed consent at the first telehealth interaction to provide services and inform the patient about the treatment methods and limitations of treating a person through telehealth.

The law applies to fully insured group health plans issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

Senate Bill 467 »