Governor Issues Executive Order to Amend, Extend Telehealth

Gov. Mike DeWine on July 17 issued Executive Order (2020-29D), authorizing the adoption of new and amended emergency rules for the provision of telehealth services in the state. Under the Executive Order, the Ohio Department of Medicaid is authorized to adopt a new version of OAC 5160-1-18 and rescind the prior version, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is authorized to adopt an amended version of OAC 5122-29-31.

Both rules became effective July 16 and continue until Nov. 14. For a detailed look at the changes to the rules, view this summary from Bricker & Eckler LLP.