Includes chiropractic services within the definition of "comprehensive health services" for purposes of health maintenance organizations; enables a member of a health maintenance organization to request the services of a chiropractor when the member has an ailment, illness, condition or injury, the treatment for which falls within the scope of a licensed chiropractor.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 26, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the inclusion of
chiropractors in health maintenance organizations
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4401 of the public health law, as
2 added by chapter 938 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
3 3. "Comprehensive health services" means all those health services
4 which an enrolled population might require in order to be maintained in
5 good health, and shall include, but shall not be limited to, physician
6 services (including consultant and referral services), diagnostic and
7 treatment chiropractic services (including consultant and referral
8 services), in-patient and out-patient hospital services, diagnostic
9 laboratory and therapeutic and diagnostic radiologic services, and emer-
10 gency and preventive health services. Such term may be further defined
11 by agreement with enrolled populations providing additional benefits
12 necessary, desirable or appropriate to meet their health care needs.
13 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
14 ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
15 ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
16 necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective
17 date are authorized to be made on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.