Bill Text - HB373 (2009)

Relative to insurance reimbursement for acupuncturists.


Revision: Jan. 15, 2009, midnight

2009 SESSION

09-0606

01/03

HOUSE BILL 373

AN ACT relative to insurance reimbursement for acupuncturists.

SPONSORS: Rep. Butler, Carr 1; Rep. E. Merrick, Coos 2; Rep. Thomas, Coos 4; Rep. Ingersoll, Coos 4; Rep. M. Knowles, Hills 27; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill allows an acupuncturist to be reimbursed for his or her services directly from an insurance carrier if such services are provided through the insurance policy.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0606

01/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT relative to insurance reimbursement for acupuncturists.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Individual Insurance Policies; Reimbursement for Acupuncture. Amend RSA 415:5, I(8) to read as follows:

(8) Wherever such policy provides for reimbursement for any service which may be legally performed by a person licensed in this state for the practice of osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, optometry, or acupuncture, or licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner, said policy contains a provision for reimbursement for such service when performed by a person so licensed.

2 Group Insurance; Reimbursement of Acupuncture. Amend RSA 415:18, VI to read as follows:

VI. Notwithstanding any provision of any policy of insurance issued under the provisions of this section, whenever such policy provides for reimbursement for any service which may be legally performed by a person licensed in this state for the practice of osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, optometry, or acupuncture, or licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner, reimbursement under such policy shall not be denied when such service is rendered by a person so licensed.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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