Telehealth Bills Advance in Georgia

We may still be barely into the new year, but already state legislatures throughout the country have been busy—including when it comes to telemedicine-related bills. The latest state to consider telehealth legislation: Georgia, where the state Senate this past week unanimously passed two bills that, if signed into law, would significantly expand telehealth practice in the state. While one bill would facilitate treatment via telemedicine by patients in other states, the other would expand reimbursement, formally define “telehealth,” and take other steps to make Georgia a more telehealth-friendly state.