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Defining Telemedicine For Medical Practitioners

Concerning the definition of "telemedicine" for the purposes of the "Colorado Medical Practice Act".
2021 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act amends the definition of "telemedicine" in the "Colorado Medical Practice Act" to state that the term means the delivery of medical services through technologies that are used in a manner that is compliant with the federal "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996", including information, electronic, and communication technologies, remote monitoring technologies, and store-and-forward transfers, to facilitate the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, or treatment of a patient while the patient is located at an originating site and the person who provides the service is located at a distant site. The act amends and preserves the existing statutory definition of "telemedicine" for purposes of the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act".

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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