Telehealth & 911 Telecom bills introduced in MN House (HF340, HF511, HF515)

The MN House Chief Clerk’s Office reports on three new bills that were announced and might be of interest to folks in the broadband world. The first two involve removing barriers that would make telehealth easier. The third recommends a Task Force of sorts to come up with 911 recommendations, which would include the network.

  1. HF340,A bill for an act relating to health care; requiring medical assistance to cover telemonitoring services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.
    The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health Finance and Policy.
  2. HF511,A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying requirements for substance use disorder and mental health treatment provided via telemedicine; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 245G.01, subdivisions 13, 26; 245G.05, subdivision 1; 245G.06, subdivision 1; 254A.19, subdivision 5; 254B.05, subdivision 5; 256B.0625, subdivisions 3b, 46; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 245G.22, subdivision 13.
    The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance and Policy.
  3. HF515,A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a 911 telecommunicator working group to establish statewide standards for training and certification; requiring a report.
    The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy.
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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