state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2024

Introduced by Reps. Brabec, Price, Dievendorf, Weiss, Wegela, Tsernoglou, Steckloff, Rheingans, Edwards, Hood, Conlin, Glanville, Paiz, Wilson, Hope, Brixie, Miller, Morse, Hoskins, MacDonell, Martus, Arbit, Puri, Byrnes, Hill, Morgan, Young and Aiyash


AN ACT to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled “An act to protect the welfare of the people of this state; to provide general assistance, hospitalization, infirmary and medical care to poor or unfortunate persons; to provide for compliance by this state with the social security act; to provide protection, welfare and services to aged persons, dependent children, the blind, and the permanently and totally disabled; to administer programs and services for the prevention and treatment of delinquency, dependency and neglect of children; to create a state department of social services; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department; to provide for the interstate and intercounty transfer of dependents; to create county and district departments of social services; to create within certain county departments, bureaus of social aid and certain divisions and offices thereunder; to prescribe the powers and duties of the departments, bureaus and officers; to provide for appeals in certain cases; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department with respect to county and district departments; to prescribe certain duties of certain other state departments, officers, and agencies; to make an appropriation; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to repeal certain parts of this act on specific dates,” by amending section 105h (MCL 400.105h), as added by 2020 PA 101.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 105h. (1) Telemedicine services are covered under the medical assistance program and Healthy Michigan program if the originating site is an in-home or in-school setting, in addition to any other originating site allowed in the Medicaid provider manual or any established site considered appropriate by the provider.

(2) The distant provider or organization is responsible for verifying a recipient’s identification and program eligibility.

(3) The distant provider or organization must ensure that the information is available to the primary care provider.

(4) The medical assistance program or Healthy Michigan program shall not require a recipient to use telemedicine service in lieu of in-person consultation or contact.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) “Originating site” means the location of the eligible recipient at the time the service being furnished by a telecommunications system occurs.

(b) “Telemedicine” means that term as defined in section 3476 of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.3476.

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