Department of Veterans Affairs October 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice Telehealth
Document Number: 2017-20951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule would ensure that VA health care providers provide the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. This proposed rule would achieve important Federal interests by increasing the availability of mental health, specialty, and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.