ORS 743A.020¹
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 (Definitions for ORS 677.757 to 677.770) to 677.770 (Fees).

(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 (Definitions for ORS 677.757 to 677.770) to 677.770 (Fees).

(4) This section also applies to health care service contractors, as defined in ORS 750.005 (Definitions), and trusts carrying out multiple employer welfare arrangements, as defined in ORS 750.301 (Definitions for ORS 750.301 to 750.341). [2007 c.313 §2]

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

Sec. 10. Section 2 of this 2007 Act [743A.020 (Services provided by acupuncturist)] and the amendments to ORS 743.700 [renumbered 743A.001 (Automatic repeal of certain statutes on individual and group health insurance)], 750.055 (Other provisions applicable to health care service contractors) and 750.333 (Applicable provisions of Insurance Code) 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 (Services provided by acupuncturist) 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.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743A—Health Insurance: Required Reimbursements, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors743A.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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