State policy agenda for telehealth innovation

In Politics by Michael Rae


The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the status quo in healthcare. As we recover, lawmakers now have an opportunity to learn from our mistakes and triumphs to chart a new course. Among the most notable changes in care delivery brought about by the pandemic is the rise of telehealth. Yet as we update this report to reflect actions taken in 2022, it is hard not to notice that states have shown a surprising lack of urgency in making comprehensive updates to their telehealth laws.

While telehealth services were available long before the pandemic, millions of Americans used telehealth for the first time over