Oregon Statutes - Chapter 743A - Health Insurance: Required Reimbursements - Section 743A.020 - Services provided by acupuncturist.

(1) An individual or group health insurance policy that provides coverage for acupuncture services performed by a physician shall provide coverage for acupuncture services performed by an acupuncturist licensed under ORS 677.757 to 677.770.

(2) The coverage required by subsection (1) of this section may be made subject to provisions of the policy that apply to other benefits under the policy, including, but not limited to, provisions related to deductibles and coinsurance and shall be computed in the same manner whether performed by a physician or an acupuncturist.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not require group practice health maintenance organizations that are federally qualified pursuant to Title XIII subchapter XI of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300e et seq.) to employ acupuncturists licensed under ORS 677.757 to 677.770.

(4) This section also applies to health care service contractors, as defined in ORS 750.005, and trusts carrying out multiple employer welfare arrangements, as defined in ORS 750.301. [2007 c.313 §2]

Note: Section 10, chapter 313, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 10. Section 2 of this 2007 Act [743A.020] and the amendments to ORS 743.700 [renumbered 743A.001], 750.055 and 750.333 by sections 4 to 9 of this 2007 Act apply to health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [January 1, 2008]. [2007 c.313 §10]

Note: 743A.020 was added to and made a part of the Insurance Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 743A or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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