RS30362 / H0162
The legislation expands the ability of Idaho citizens in rural and underserved areas to access health care from
providers who are not physically present in a patient's geographical area. The legislation updates the Idaho
Telehealth Access Care Act in Title 54, Chapter 57, Idaho Code by changing the term "telehealth" to "virtual
care," and clarifies virtual care practice requirements. This legislation also provides a permanent solution
to lessons learned through COVID-19 related to technology limitations and best practice interstate licensure
exemptions for qualified provider’s licensed and in good standing in another state to provide continuity of
patient care.
The legislation has no fiscal impact to the State of Idaho general funds, federal funds, or dedicated funds.
Representative Jordan Redman
(208) 332-1000
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 02/17/2023, 10:03 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 54-1733, 54-5701, 54-5702, 54-5703, 54-5704, 54-5705, 54-5706, 54-5707, 54-5708, 54-5709, 54-5710, 54-5711, 54-5712, 54-5713