HB3123 H H&HR AM 2-21
The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the bill on page one, following the enacting clause, by striking out the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“That the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-7-36 to read as follow:
CHAPTER 49. CHILD WELFARE.
ARTICLE 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
§49-7-36. Use of telemedicine, telepsychology, and video conferencing in order to make child welfare system more effective and efficient.
The Department of Health and Human Resources, the court system, multidisciplinary teams and any other persons or entities involved in or participating in any child welfare activity contemplated under this chapter shall, to the extent available and practical, use telemedicine, telepsychology, video conferencing and other means of remote video communication to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the child welfare system.