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  • NJ A2336
  • Prohibits health insurance carriers from requiring optometrists to become providers with vision care plans as condition of becoming providers in carriers' panel of providers; prohibits certain practices under vision care provider contracts.*
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits health insurance carriers from requiring optometrists to accept a contract with a vision care plan as a condition for participation in the carrier's provider networks for the provision of medically necessary physician services within the scope of practice of an optometrist. Nothing in the bill is to be construed to prevent a carrier from entering into a contract with a vision care plan. Currently, optometrists may be required by health insurance carriers to accept a contract with a vision care plan in order to be part of the provider network for the provision of medically necessary physician services within the scope of practice of an optometrist, while the same requirement is not applied to other eye care providers.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Financial Institutions and Insurance
Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Jones)  (on 6/8/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/8/2017 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Jones)
6/1/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 )
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/1/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee: Reported with Amendments 13 0 0