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HB3444 supporting Texan’s access to telemedicine

texas-capitol-telemedicineOn April 10th, the Texas Medical Board adopted rule changes at its Board meeting that will limit access to telemedicine services in Texas, effective in June 2015.

In an effort to protect Texan’s right to use telemedicine, legislation has been introduced in the form of HB3444 in the Texas House of Representatives. This bill however is currently stalled in committee and has not had a hearing.

SUPPORTING HB3444

In an effort to keep telemedicine in Texas, we encourage you and your employees to support HB3444 by contacting two key State Representatives assigned to the bill’s committee:

  1. Committee Chair Representative Myra Crownover
  2. Committee Member Representative John Zerwas

By visiting both links, advocates in support of telemedicine services can voice their support of HB3444 directly to these key committee members. If you would like learn more about how telemedicine can improve your access to health care and lower your health care costs, please contact FBS for further information.