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Aguiar-Curry telehealth bill flies out of committee

Source: Davis Enterprise

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 32, authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, and Assemblyman Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, to expand virtual telehealth services,  passed its first significant hurdle on Tuesday receiving a bipartisan, 13-0 vote in the Assembly Health Committee.

AB 32 seeks to make current, more flexible rules for the use and reimbursement of telehealth services permanent under state law. Telehealth modalities, like phone and video calls, and remote enrollment in state health programs have been critical in providing health care during COVID-19. This bill ensures telehealth can continue, increasing access to health care services for all Californians, including the state’s most vulnerable families and Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

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