The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Christina Henderson, Chair of the Committee on Health within the Council of the District of Columbia, for Bill 25-125 – Uniform Telehealth Act of 2023.
The bill would adopt the Uniform Telehealth Act in the District of Columbia, which would provide the District with the clear guidance and framework needed to facilitate the delivery of services via telehealth consistent with the standard of care of the jurisdiction in which the patient is located. It would also establish a registration system for out-of-state practitioners to provide telehealth services to patients located in the jurisdiction adopting this Act, therefore enabling practitioners to provide widespread assistance to patients in a more convenient and cost-effective manner.
This bill would be a foundational first step to better facilitate the delivery of telehealth services and address the patchwork of licensure laws that exist from state to state to ensure patients can continue to be at the center of their care.
Read the full letter here and below: