22.384.10 97th Legislative Session 466

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1029

Introduced by: The Committee on Commerce and Energy at the request of the Department of Labor and Regulation

An Act to revise the definition of telehealth for purposes of health insurance policies.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 58-17-167 be AMENDED:

58-17-167. Terms used in §§ 58-17-167 to 58-17-170, inclusive, mean:

(1) "Health care professional," as defined in § 58-17F-1;

(2) "Health care services," as defined in § 58-17F-1;

(3) "Health insurer," as defined in § 58-17-100;

(4) "Telehealth,"the delivery of health care services through the use of HIPAA-compliant interactive audio-video. The term does not include the delivery of health care services through audio-only telephone, electronic mail message, text message, mail service, facsimile transmission, or any combination thereof the use of secure electronic information, imaging, and communication technologies by a health care professional to deliver health care services to a patient.

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