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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

State

West Virginia

Number

HB 250

Status

Current

Proposed

Feb 16, 2017

Sponsors

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

Topics

Medication Abortion, Telemedicine Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.wv.us

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.

STATUS

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.


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