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S.117 (Act 6)

An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
3/31/2021 - Senate Message, signed by Governor March 29, 2021
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
House 3/31/2021 - Senate Message, signed by Governor March 29, 2021
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An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2021-2022
Body Date Journal Location Full Status

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An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Walk-through, discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Vermont Information Technology Leaders data sharing abilities

Beth Anderson, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
11:05 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Mark-up

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 5, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Testimony

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Helen Labun, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
10:15 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Mark-up

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:40 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Mark-up, committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:45 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Mark-up, testimony, committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Friday, February 12, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:15 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Audio-only telehealth provisions

Rep. Lori Houghton, House Committee on Health Care
Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:15 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Mark-up, committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
11:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Testimony

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, America's Health Insurance Plans
Dr. Kate McIntosh, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Teresa Fama, Rheumatologist, Central Vermont Medical Center
Fay Holman, Family Physician, Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians
Joe Lasek, Associate Medical Director, Counseling Services of Addison County
Lynn Stanley, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Testimony, mark-up, committee discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Catherine Fulton, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)
Hillary Wolfley, Associate Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Friday, February 26, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Testimony

Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, March 12, 2021
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:15 AM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Amendment discussion

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
2:00 PM

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Walk-through, Committee Discussion, and Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Committee(s):
House Committee on Health Care
During Floor

S.117 - An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Committee Discussion on Strong Amendment

Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor of Amendment
Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2021-2022
House Committee on Health Care
  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Rep. Vicki Strong, Sponsor of Amendment
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Beth Anderson, President and CEO, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
  • Sebastian Arduengo , Assistant General Counsel, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Teresa Fama, Rheumatologist, Central Vermont Medical Center
  • Catherine Fulton, Executive Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)
  • Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Fay Holman, Family Physician, Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians
  • Rep. Lori Houghton, House Committee on Health Care
  • Helen Labun, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Joe Lasek, Associate Medical Director, Counseling Services of Addison County
  • Dr. Kate McIntosh, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Laura Pelosi, Lobbyist, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL)
  • Lynn Stanley, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Vermont Chapter
  • Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Hillary Wolfley, Associate Director, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQHC)

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No fiscal documents found for S.117 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference members found for S.117 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2021-2022
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2021-2022
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.117 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.
No committee of conference report found for S.117 in the Regular Session 2021-2022.

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Act


An act relating to extending health care regulatory flexibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and to coverage of health care services delivered by audio-only telephone

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2021-2022

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel

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