Rep. Kip Kendrick pushes for telehealth services in schools

Few schools in Missouri are capable of giving students direct access to health care specialists for treatment of conditions like diabetes and asthma.

Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, believes this is a problem that needs a low-cost solution. The freshman lawmaker filed House Bill 340 on Jan. 5 to provide students in Missouri schools the opportunity to hear health experts through telehealth services. These services allow practitioners to video conference with patients, preventing long travel and wait times.

Read the full article in the Columbia Missourian.