West Virginia Bill Relating to the Practice of Telemedicine (HB 2509)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
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.
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.