SB 0841 Requires health carriers to provide chiropractic care as part of their basic health care services
LR Number:3509S.01I Fiscal Note:3509-01
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:02/19/02 - Voted Do Pass S Insurance & Housing Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 841 - This act requires health carriers to provide chiropractic care as part of basic health care services. Covered enrolles who wish to receive such care shall have direct access to a chiropractic physician within the provider network. The enrollee shall have the right to obtain clinically necessary and appropriate follow-up care. Health carrier gatekeepers shall not intentionally misinform an enrollee about the availability of chiropractic services under the enrollee's plan. Chiropractic services provided by a chiropractor shall be subject to reasonable deductibles, copayments and other benefit limits, but such limits shall not function to direct treatment in a manner which unfairly discriminates against the chiropractor.