HB 721 – Increase Access to Telehealth

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. Brenden Jones (R-Columbus)

Bill Summary

This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to make certain charges to Medicaid and NC Health Choice policies relating to telehealth to require health benefit plan coverage.


 Bill Movement

This bill was filed on April 11, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Insurance – referral stricken April 15, 2019
  • Appropriations, Health and Human Services – referral stricken April 15, 2019
  • Health – passed May 2, 2019
  • Rules – passed May 6, 2019
  • This bill passed on the House floor with a vote of 113-4 and will now move to the Senate.