AB 32 (Aguiar-Curry) - Telehealth
This bill would increase access to care by deleting certain existing laws within the Medi-Cal program and the Knox-Keene Act that don't provide the same extent of reimbursement for telehealth services as the same service through in-person diagnosis, consultation, or treatment.
Furthermore, the bill would require, indefinitely, the continued telehealth flexibilities in place during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency, Medi-Cal telehealth policy revisions, benefits of telehealth in Medi-Cal assessment, and for findings and recommendations from the evaluation to be reported to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees.
*This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.*