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Patient Choice Health Care Provider

Concerning the ability of a covered person to receive health care services from a health care provider of the covered person's choice.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or third-party administrator plan covering services by licensed chiropractors, optometrists, or pharmacists (providers) from:

  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a provider of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a provider of the covered person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person or provider that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a provider the right to participate in any of its network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state, so long as the provider agrees to specified conditions.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Becker, Rep. J. Danielson
Sen. J. Sonnenberg



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