Telemedicine Policy Bill

HB 967 – Telemedicine Policy Study

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery)

SB 779 – Telemedicine Policy Study

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Louis Pate (R-Lenior)

Bill Summary

This bill would establish a telemedicine policy for NC, and would direct DHHS to study recommendations for telemedicine standards. The bill directs the Department to review recommendations suggested by the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on HHS.

The NCMS opposes establishing a telemedicine policy in this manner because it would conflict with NCMB telemedicine policies.

The most recent version of the bill would not directly establish a telemedicine policy instead, it would just recommend a study on telemedicine.

Bill Movement


This bill was filed in the House on May 17, 2018.

This bill passed in House Health Committee with an amendment on June 6, 2018.

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Session on June 7, 2018.

This bill was withdrawn from the calendar and moved to Monday June 11, 2018.

Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke) sent forward an amendment to consider using an independent accessor in the evaluation process. The amendment passed 112-0.

This bill passed the House on June 11, 2018 with a vote of 113-0.

This bill was referred to the Senate Health Care Commtitee on June 13, 2018.


This bill was filed in the Senate on May 31, 2018.


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