John Arch (N)
The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB400. This bill makes current emergency provisions expanding access to telehealth in Nebraska permanent by allowing appropriate telehealth services to be provided wherever patients may be located, including through audio-only formats for behavioral health services. Telehealth services may also be initiated with verbal consent from a patient. Written consent to receive services (which may be provided electronically) will still be required within ten days, but is not required prior to the consultation.
LB400 has been advanced to General File, the first round of legislative debate. Sen. Arch has also designated LB400 as his 2021 priority bill. Click here to read the Platte Institute's testimony.