Occupational Therapy – Patient Choice

nc-stampHB 208 -Occupational Therapy/Choice of Provider

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R- Burke), Rep. Greg Murphy (R- Pitt), Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R – Catawba), Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Craven)

This bill states that patients would have the ability to choose their occupational therapist under their health benefit plans.

House:

This bill received a favorable report in the House Insurance Committee on March 28, 2017.

This bill passed the House on second reading with a vote of 115-3 on March 29, 2017. The bill passed third reading and will now move to the Senate.

Senate:

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on March 30, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 16, 2017, and has been re-referred to the Senate Commerce and Insurance.

This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on May 17, 2017

This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Health Care Committee on May 18, 2017.

This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 22, 2017.

This bill passed in the Senate, and will now be sent to the Governor.

This bill was signed by Gov. Cooper on June 2, 2017.

 
 

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