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Calendar No. 553

116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3228


To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize health professional trainees to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 23, 2020

Received; read twice and placed on the calendar


AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize health professional trainees to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act”.

SEC. 2. Licensure of health care professionals providing treatment via telemedicine.

Section 1730C(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Covered health care professionals.—For purposes of this section, a covered health care professional is any of the following individuals:

“(1) A health care professional who—

“(A) is an employee of the Department appointed under section 7306, 7401, 7405, 7406, or 7408 of this title, or under title 5;

“(B) is authorized by the Secretary to provide health care under this chapter;

“(C) is required to adhere to all standards for quality relating to the provision of health care in accordance with applicable policies of the Department; and

“(D) has—

“(i) an active, current, full, and unrestricted license, registration, or certification in a State to practice the health care profession of the health care professional;

“(ii) qualifications prescribed by the Secretary under section 7402(b) of this title for an appointment to a position in the Veterans Health Administration; or

“(iii) other authorization from the Secretary to provide health care.

“(2) A health professions trainee who—

“(A) is appointed under section 7405 or 7406 of this title; and

“(B) is under the clinical supervision of a health care professional described in paragraph (1).

“(3) A health care professional who—

“(A) is appointed to a position described in paragraph (1) or (3) of section 7401 of this title under—

“(i) section 7401 of this title;

“(ii) section 7405 of this title; or

“(iii) title 5;

“(B) is in the process of obtaining, within a timeframe prescribed by the Secretary—

“(i) a license, registration, or certification described in paragraph (1)(D)(i);

“(ii) qualifications described in paragraph (1)(D)(ii); or

“(iii) authorization described in subparagraph (B) or (D)(iii) of paragraph (1); and

“(C) is under the clinical supervision of a health care professional described in paragraph (1).”.

Passed the House of Representatives September 22, 2020.

Attest:
Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk  


Calendar No. 553

116th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 3228

AN ACT
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize health professional trainees to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes.

September 23, 2020
Received; read twice and placed on the calendar
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