Rep. Kendrick Files HB 340

Rep. Kendrick reports:

This morning I filed my first piece of legislation. I am proud to report that the passage of HB 340 would allow the use of telehealth services in schools throughout Missouri. This bill will not mandate school participation; rather, it will remove the regulatory barrier for schools who wish to provide the service.

During my “listening sessions,” I heard time and time again from educators and school staff that health/mental health issues are impeding individual and classroom learning, causing a greater divide in individual performance. This bill is intended to increase access to healthcare for our children, improving health and learning.