Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–3861. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) “Health benefits plan” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 31-3131(4).

(2) “Health insurer” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 31-3131(5).

(2A) Not Funded.

(3) “Provider” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 31-3131(7).

(4) “Telehealth” means the delivery of healthcare services through the use of interactive audio, video, or other electronic media used for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, or treatment; provided, that services delivered through email messages or facsimile transmissions are not included.


(Oct. 17, 2013, D.C. Law 20-26, § 2, 60 DCR 11117; July 3, 2018, D.C. Law 22-126, § 2(a), 65 DCR 5110; Oct. 20, 2020, D.C. Law 23-132, § 2(a), 67 DCR 9887; Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, §§ 5042, 7105, 67 DCR 10493.)

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 23-132: § 4 of D.C. Law 23-132 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(a) of D.C. Law 23-132 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-126: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-126 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(a) of D.C. Law 22-126 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.