Diabetes self-management programs
(1) Subject to other terms, conditions and benefits in the plan, group health benefit plans as described in ORS 743.730 (Definitions for ORS 743.730 to 743.773) shall provide payment, coverage or reimbursement for supplies, equipment and diabetes self-management programs associated with the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin-using diabetes, gestational diabetes and noninsulin-using diabetes prescribed by a health care professional legally authorized to prescribe such items.
(2) As used in this section, "diabetes self-management program" means one program of assessment and training after diagnosis and no more than three hours per year of assessment and training upon a material change of condition, medication or treatment that is provided by:
(a) An education program credentialed or accredited by a state or national entity accrediting such programs; or
(b) A program provided by a physician licensed under ORS chapter 677, a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner, a certified diabetes educator or a licensed dietitian with demonstrated expertise in diabetes. [Formerly 743.694]
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