House and Senate panels moved bills Thursday morning to change Florida’s telehealth laws and make it easier for providers to treat patients.
The bills are similar but not identical. The difference comes down to whether registered telehealth providers can use telephones to treat their patients.
The Senate version of the bill (SB 312) strikes the prohibition in current law that bans the use of “audio only” devices for telehealth. It cleared the Senate Rules Committee.
The House’s version of the measure (HB 17) keeps the ban on telephones intact. The House Professions & Public Health Subcommittee approved its version Thursday morning.
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