Skip Navigation
Office of the Governor of Michigan, Rick SnyderMichigan.gov, Official Web Site for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view

Snyder signs bills to promote access to telemedicine

Thursday, June 28, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation harnessing technology for the best delivery of medical information and services.

House Bills 5408 and 5421, sponsored by state Reps. Gail Haines and Matt Lori, require health insurance providers to recognize claims for health services delivered by telemedicine methods. Telemedicine uses telecommunications technology such as computer, Internet and telephone to connect physicians and patients, providing the best available care regardless of physical location. This allows for easier home maintenance of chronic conditions and promotes access for underserved populations.

"Telemedicine offers an incredible opportunity to easily provide health care to Michigan's elderly, disabled and rural communities," Snyder said. "I applaud the Legislature's initiative to use technology to save lives."

The bills passed with unanimous support in both chambers and earned the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Health Plans, Priority Health and numerous other organizations.

The bills now are Public Acts 214 and 215 of 2012.

#####


Related Content
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder recognizes 2,500 MAEAP farm verification milestone
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says NITC moving forward as clearing of land begins for bridge project
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says economic impact of food, agriculture industry surpasses $100 billion goal
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Investing in skilled trades training strengthens Michigan's economy
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: State government must lead by example in efforts to hire people with disabilities
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan taking aggressive steps to prepare for potential Ebola case
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bipartisan bill clarifying existing direct auto sales law
 •  Investment committee members for Detroit pension systems named
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says state's preparedness, education efforts continue against Ebola threat
 •  Gov. Snyder signs bill giving terminally ill residents more treatment options
 •  Gov. Snyder signs landmark legislation protecting Michigan residents from human trafficking
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Falling unemployment rate shows increasing opportunities, optimism in Michigan
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill ensuring police, firefighters receive full compensation
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill to further improve sexual assault kit testing
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bills emphasizing importance of safety while sharing Michigan's roads
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bills to help save lives during narcotic drug overdoses
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder announces $75 million in federal funding to fight blight in 12 cities
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill helping veterans with dental experience return to civilian workforce
 •  Michigan being vigilant against the threat of Ebola
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder proclaims October as Cyber Security Awareness Month
QR code

Michigan.gov Home
PoliciesMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan