Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §2748, sub-§5 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 24-A MRSA §2840-A, sub-§5 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 24-A MRSA §4236, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 669, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. Application. The requirements of this Act apply to all policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2016. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.’
This amendment replaces the bill. The amendment prohibits health insurance carriers offering individual and group health plans from refusing to reimburse for services provided by a chiropractor acting within the scope of the chiropractor's license if the services are covered by the carrier and the chiropractor participates in the carrier's provider network. The amendment applies to all policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2016.