Legislation to permit physicians to treat veterans via telehealth regardless of location is getting support from the Department of Veterans Affairs and industry groups.

At a November 18 hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) signaled his approval of the proposed Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2015, called the VETS Act. Curtis Coy, the Veterans Benefits Administration’s deputy under secretary for economic opportunity, also supported the bill in testimony before the committee.

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