OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-467

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FACILITATION OF TELEHEALTH.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7622

File Copy No.: 693

Senate Calendar No.: 414


OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities and does not alter the fiscal impact of the underlying bill. The amendment makes various changes to the definitions section of the underlying bill, including (1) adding a definition of “health record” and (2) modifies the definition of “telehealth provider”. In addition, the amendment requires each telehealth provider to provide a record of the transaction between the provider and patient to the patient and the patient's primary care provider if any, irrespective of whether or not the patient requested the record. The amendment requires the patient's written consent before a health record may be shared. Lastly, the amendment eliminates the prohibition on prior authorization for telehealth services.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.