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THE NONPROFIT HEALTH CARE CORPORATION REFORM ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 350 of 1980
550.1401k Telemedicine services; provisions; definition; applicability.
(1) A group or nongroup health care corporation certificate must not require face-to-face contact between a health care professional and a patient for services appropriately provided through telemedicine
, as determined by the health care corporation. Telemedicine
services must be provided by a health care professional who is licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized to engage in his or her health care profession in the state where the patient is located. Telemedicine
services are subject to all terms and conditions of the certificate agreed upon between the certificate holder and the health care corporation, including, but not limited to, required copayments, coinsurances, deductibles, and approved amounts.
(2) As used in this section, "telemedicine
" means the use of an electronic media to link patients with health care professionals in different locations. To be considered telemedicine
under this section, the health care professional must be able to examine the patient via a health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996, Public Law 104-91 compliant, secure interactive audio or video, or both, telecommunications system, or through the use of store and forward online messaging.
(3) This section applies to a certificate issued or renewed after December 31, 2012.
History: Add. 2012, Act 214, Imd. Eff. June 28, 2012
Am. 2020, Act 98, Imd. Eff. June 24, 2020
Popular Name: Blue Cross-Blue Shield
Popular Name: Act 350
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