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West Virginia Bill Relating to the Practice of Telemedicine (HB 2509)

This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice


West Virginia


HB 250




Feb 16, 2017


Co-sponsors: 4
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 5


Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

HB 2509 regulates the practice of telemedicine in the state of West Virginia. The law provides for requirements, exceptions, and definitions related to telemedicine services.

The law allows a physician to prescribe controlled substances on Schedule II of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act in certain circumstances.

Medication Abortion

While moving through the legislature, the law was amended to prohibit a physician or health-care provider from prescribing any drug with the intent of causing an abortion.


Passed the house on March 6, 2017, by a 97-2 vote.

Passed the senate (with amendment) on April 4, 2017, by a 34-0 vote.

Final house passage on April 7, 2017, by a 87-13 vote.

Signed by Gov. Jim Justice (D) on April 26, 2017.