The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 25 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $10.73 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chairman Pai Proposes To Formally Designate 988 For National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed to begin a rulemaking to establish 988 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline. The Commission will vote on this proposal at its December 12 public meeting.