Utah Telehealth Amendments (HB 154)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
HB 154 would authorize the practice and coverage of telemedicine and establish certain standards of care, training, and other requirements with which a physician must comply to practice telemedicine.
The bill prohibits a physician from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs via telemedicine, except in cases of rape, incest, or if the life of the individual would be endangered without an abortion.
While the original draft of the bill included the above prohibition on prescribing abortion-inducing drugs, an amendment was added to strip the language. With this change, abortion-inducing drugs may be prescribed.
Passed the house on February 7, 2017, by a 56-15 vote.
Passed the senate on February 23, 2017, by a 23-0 vote.