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SECTION 4306-G
Telehealth delivery of services
Insurance (ISC) CHAPTER 28, ARTICLE 43
§ 4306-g. Telehealth delivery of services. (a) A corporation shall not
exclude from coverage a service that is otherwise covered under a
contract that provides comprehensive coverage for hospital, medical or
surgical care because the service is delivered via telehealth, as that
term is defined in subsection (b) of this section; provided, however,
that a corporation may exclude from coverage a service by a health care
provider where the provider is not otherwise covered under the contract.
A corporation may subject the coverage of a service delivered via
telehealth to co-payments, coinsurance or deductibles provided that they
are at least as favorable to the insured as those established for the
same service when not delivered via telehealth. A corporation may
subject the coverage of a service delivered via telehealth to reasonable
utilization management and quality assurance requirements that are
consistent with those established for the same service when not
delivered via telehealth.

(b) For purposes of this section, "telehealth" means the use of
electronic information and communication technologies by a health care
provider to deliver health care services to an insured individual while
such individual is located at a site that is different from the site
where the health care provider is located.