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A03363 Summary:

Amd §4401, Pub Health L
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.
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A03363 Actions:

01/26/2021referred to health
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A03363 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    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.
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