Maine Revised Statutes

§3173-I. Maine Telehealth and Telemonitoring Advisory Group

The Maine Telehealth and Telemonitoring Advisory Group, as established by Title 5, section 12004-I, subsection 38-A and referred to in this section as "the advisory group," is created within the department. [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]

1. Membership.   The advisory group consists of the commissioner or the commissioner's designee and 9 other members appointed by the commissioner as follows:
A. A representative of an organization in this State that has a mission to increase access to telehealth services in rural areas; [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
B. A representative from a home health agency in this State; [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
C. A representative from a nonprofit advocacy organization that represents hospitals in this State; [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
D. A representative from each of 2 separate health care providers of integrated medical services in this State; [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
E. A representative from a behavioral health organization in this State; [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
F. A representative from an entity in this State with experience in the field of pharmacy; and [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
G. Two medical practitioners in this State who use telehealth or telemonitoring as part of their regular practice. [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Meetings.   The advisory group shall hold at least one regular meeting and no more than 4 meetings each year.
[ 2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW) .]
3. Duties.   The advisory group shall:
A. Evaluate technical difficulties related to telehealth and telemonitoring services; and [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
B. Make recommendations to the department to improve telehealth and telemonitoring services statewide. [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW) .]

For the purposes of this section, "telehealth" and "telemonitoring" have the same meaning as in section 3173-H, subsection 1, paragraphs D and E. [2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).]

2017, c. 307, §3 (NEW).