For the purposes of the "Colorado Medical Practice Act", the bill amends the definition of "telemedicine" to state that the term means the delivery of medical services through
HIPAA-compliant telecommunications systems, 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 physician, anesthesiologist assistant, or physician assistant person who provides the service is located at a distant site. The bill preserves the existing statutory definition of "telemedicine" for purposes of the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act".
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)