Suggested State Legislation

This Act enables courts to put requirements into child custody orders allowing divorced parents to visit their children by electronic communication. The Act defines "electronic communication" to mean contact, other than face-to-face contact, facilitated by electronic means, such as by telephone, electronic mail, instant messaging, video teleconferencing, wired or wireless technologies by Internet, or other medium of communication."

This Act provides a mechanism to enable patients with the ability to acquire lower cost drugs through the Veterans‘ Administration to access those drugs if those patients reside in a different long-term care facility. This means permitting the pharmacy within the long-term care facility or which has a contract with the long-term care facility to receive the lower cost drugs directly from the Veterans‘ Administration Drug Benefit Program in the patient's name and repackage and re-label those drugs so they may be dispensed in unit doses to the patient.

According to the Uniform Law Commissioners (ULC), the Uniform Assignment of Rents Act establishes a comprehensive statutory model for the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in rents. When a creditor takes a mortgage on rental property (whether residential, commercial or industrial), does that creditor have a protected interest in the rent (income) from that rental property in the event the debtor/owner of the property defaults on the mortgage? The answer is generally and surprisingly no.

This Act restricts how third parties add charges to telephone bills.

This Act prohibits carriers offering health plans in the state from denying coverage on the basis that the coverage is provided through telemedicine if the health care service would be covered were it provided through in-person consultation between the covered person and a health care provider. Coverage for health care services provided through telemedicine must be determined in a manner consistent with coverage for health care services provided through in-person consultation.

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