Text: H.R.3228 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/12/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st 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 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2019

Mr. Carter of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Gianforte, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Steube, Mr. Banks, and Mr. Barr) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

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 the authority under section 7306, 7401, 7405, 7406, or 7408 of this title or 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 medicine in accordance with applicable policies of the Department; and

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

“(2) A health professional 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).”.