New Telehealth Law Aims To Boost Access to Health Care
A bill (AB 415) -- by Assembly member Dan Logue (R-Chico) -- signed into law last week by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) aims to boost access to health care services in rural areas through the use of telehealth tools. The law allows for a broader range of telehealth services, expands telehealth providers to include all licensed health care professionals, expands telehealth care settings and allows state hospitals to establish medical credentials for telehealth providers more easily. The California State Rural Health Association, the Center for Connected Health Policy and other groups praised the new law.
- "Telehealth Services To Reach More Rural Californians" (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 10/11).
- "Groups Praise New Calif. Telehealth Law" (Barr, Modern Healthcare, 10/11).