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Idaho Telehealth Access Act (H 189)

This law was last updated on Apr 1, 2015


State

Idaho

Number

H 189

Status

Current

Proposed

Feb 25, 2015

Topics

Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

www.legislature.idaho.gov

H 189 establishes the Idaho Telehealth Access Act.  The Act lists the benefits of telemedicine and goes on to outline acceptable uses of telehealth services in the state of Idaho.

The bill requires that any telehealth services be within the scope of license and consistent with the standards of the profession as defined by their board. It also defines how the patient-provider relationship may be established without face-to-face, in-person contact. It also places limitations on the prescriptions that can be authorized via telehealth tools.

H 189 specifically states that “no drug may be prescribed through telehealth services for the purpose of causing an abortion.”

STATUS

This bill was sponsored by the House of Delegates Health and Welfare Committee Committee.

The bill was passed by the House on March 3 and passed by the Senate on March 17.

Gov. Otter signed this bill into law on March 25, 2015.