Bill Summary for S 477 (2013-2014)

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May 28 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 477 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT INSURERS AND HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS FROM LIMITING OR FIXING THE FEE AN OPTOMETRIST MAY CHARGE PATIENTS FOR SERVICES OR MATERIALS UNLESS THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS ARE COVERED BY REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE PLAN OR INSURER CONTRACT WITH THE OPTOMETRIST.
Intro. by Meredith, Newton, Walters.

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The House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Deletes the portion of proposed GS 58-50-300 that required optometrists to provide patients with a written disclosure telling the patient that they are under no obligation to purchase vision products from the prescribing provider. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. Changes the effective date of the act to October 1, 2014 (was, 2013).

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