GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2015

H 1

HOUSE BILL 683

 

 

Short Title: Occup. Therapy/Choice of Provider.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representatives Avila, Blackwell, Hurley, and Holley (Primary Sponsors).

For a complete list of Sponsors, refer to the North Carolina General Assembly Web Site.

Referred to:

Insurance.

April 14, 2015

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to ensure that patients have the right to choose their occupational therapist under their health benefit plans.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 58‑50‑30(b) is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

" 58‑50‑30. Right to choose services of certain providers.

(b) This section applies to the following provider types:

(16) An occupational therapist licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy pursuant to Article 18D of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes."

SECTION 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2015, and applies to health benefit contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after that date.