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HB465/HM (BR1576) - J. Greer, D. Keene, D. Butler, L. Combs, R. Heath, K. Imes, R. Meyer, T. Moore, R. Palumbo, D. Schamore

     AN ACT relating to insurance contracting standards for eye health care.
     Amend KRS 304.17A-173 to require the same reimbursement to optometrists for the same services rendered by a physician or osteopath; prohibit an insurer from requiring additional terms and conditions for an optometrist that are not required of a physician or osteopath to participate in the provider network for services within the scope of practice of an optometrist and require the same for a health benefit plan; prohibit an insurer from requiring an optometrist, physician, or osteopath from participation in the health care network if they do not participate in a vision care plan licensed under Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304.



     Feb 13, 2015 - introduced in House
     Feb 23, 2015 - to Banking & Insurance (H); posted in committee
     Feb 24, 2015 - taken from Banking & Insurance (H); 1st reading; returned to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 25, 2015 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Feb 26, 2015 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015
     Feb 27, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 91-0
     Mar 02, 2015 - received in Senate
     Mar 03, 2015 - to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Mar 04, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 09, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10, 2015 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 11, 2015 - passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 23, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 24, 2015 - received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 30, 2015 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 86)