Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 1.18.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 1.30.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on 2.8.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Passed to Rules for second reading on 2.11.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.19.19. 1st substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Passed on third reading on 3.4.19. In the House: First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 3.6.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 3.15.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 3.20.19; majority pass. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 3.22.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.29.19. Placed on third reading. Passed final passage on 4.4.19. In the Senate: President signed on 4.8.19. In the House: Speaker signed on 4.9.19. Other than Legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.11.19. The Governor signed the bill in to law on 4.17.19. Chapter 46, 2019 Laws. Effective date: 7/28/2019. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Becker

Ensures that health care professionals who provide services through telemedicine, have current information available, making it possible for them to provide telemedicine services to residents of Washington state. 

Beginning January 1, 2022, prior to providing services, a health care professional who provides clinical services through telemedicine will complete telemedicine training, attest acknowledgment and understanding, and maintain documentation.

Amendments:
Updated on 4.12.19:

The substitute bill:

Makes the telemedicine training optional and requires the telemedicine collaborative to make a training available on its website by January 1, 2020.