The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Annette Cleveland, Chair of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee within the Washington State Legislature, for Senate Bill 5481 – Concerning the Uniform Telemedicine Act.
The bill would adopt the Uniform Telemedicine Act in the State of Washington. The Uniform Telemedicine Act would provide the state with the clear guidance and framework needed to facilitate the delivery of services via telehealth consistent with the standard of care of the state 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 state 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: