CTRC Legislative/Regulatory March/April Update
Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies
|CA||AB 244||3/21/17: In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Health.||Creates a pilot program in counties that elect to participate, designed to increase the capacity of health providers that serve pregnant and postpartum women up to one year after delivery to effectively prevent, identify, and manage postpartum depression and other mental health conditions. Provides that the pilot program would be privately funded. The pilot program may include a provider-to-provider or patient-to-provider consultation program and utilize telehealth or e-consult technologies.|
|Title 22 CCR Section 100270
Comment Deadline: 1/23/17
|Title: Stroke Critical Care System
Agency: Emergency Medical Services Authority
Adds a new definition of telemedicine and stipulates requirements for local EMS agency stroke critical care systems, including that emergency department neurological expertise be provided in person or through telemedicine in acute stroke ready hospitals.
|California||Title 16 CCR Section 4172
Agency: Board of Occupational Therapy
Clarifies that an occupational therapist does not need to obtain a patient’s/client’s consent for subsequent telehealth services once the patient initially consents to receive occupational therapy services via telehealth. Deletes informed from the language and otherwise reconstructs the language in the subsection to make it read better.
|California||Title 15 CCR 1027.5, 1122.5, 1208.5, 1030||2/15/17: Adopted
|Title: Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities
Agency: Board of State and Community Corrections
Provides a new definition for telehealth and allows a facility administrator for mentally disordered inmates to develop policies and procedures to identify and evaluate inmates through telehealth.