THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 218 of 1956
500.3476 Telemedicine services; provisions; definitions.
(1) An insurer that delivers, issues for delivery, or renews in this state a health insurance policy shall not require face-to-face contact between a health care professional and a patient for services appropriately provided through telemedicine, as determined by the insurer. 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 health insurance policy agreed upon between the policy holder and the insurer, including, but not limited to, required copayments, coinsurances, deductibles, and approved amounts.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) After December 31, 2017, "insurer" includes a nonprofit dental care corporation operating under 1963 PA 125, MCL 550.351 to 550.373.
(b) "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 104-191 compliant, secure interactive audio or video, or both, telecommunications system, or through the use of store and forward online messaging.
History: Add. 2012, Act 215, Imd. Eff. June 28, 2012
Am. 2016, Act 276, Imd. Eff. July 1, 2016
Am. 2017, Act 223, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2017
Am. 2020, Act 97, Imd. Eff. June 24, 2020
Popular Name: Act 218
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