Bill would expand telehealth services for addiction treatment
Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House would expand telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment. The Trump Administration waived regulatory restrictions for accessing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act would make permanent these waivers.
The waivers allow patients to continue treatment and counseling virtually. If the act does not become law, the waivers will expire when the Public Health Emergency ends. Read more