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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 013 : CHRONIC CARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND PREVENTION MEASURES

Subchapter 001 : BLUEPRINT FOR HEALTH

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 704)
  • § 704. Medical home

    (a) Consistent with federal law to ensure federal financial participation, a health care professional providing a patient's medical home shall:

    (1) provide comprehensive prevention and disease screening for his or her patients and managing his or her patients' chronic conditions by coordinating care;

    (2) enable patients to have access to personal health information through a secure medium, such as through the Internet, consistent with federal health information technology standards;

    (3) use a uniform assessment tool provided by the Blueprint in assessing a patient's health;

    (4) collaborate with the community health teams, including by developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for participating patients;

    (5) ensure access to a patient's medical records by the community health team members in a manner compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 12 V.S.A. § 1612, sections 1852, 7103, 9332, and 9351 of this title, and 21 V.S.A. § 516; and

    (6) meet regularly with the community health team to ensure integration of a participating patient's care.

    (b) A naturopathic physician licensed pursuant to 26 V.S.A. chapter 81 may serve as a patient's medical home. (Added 2009, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; amended 2011, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 2, 2012.)