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48.44.309  <<  48.44.310 >>   48.44.315

RCW 48.44.310

Chiropractic care, coverage required, exceptions.

(1) Each group contract for comprehensive health care service which is entered into, or renewed, on or after September 8, 1983, between a health care service contractor and the person or persons to receive such care shall offer coverage for chiropractic care on the same basis as any other care.

     (2) A patient of a chiropractor shall not be denied benefits under a contract because the practitioner is not licensed under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW.

     (3) This section shall not apply to a group contract for comprehensive health care services entered into in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement between management and labor representatives. Benefits for chiropractic care shall be offered by the employer in good faith on the same basis as any other care as a subject for collective bargaining for group contracts for health care services.

[1986 c 223 § 8; 1983 c 286 § 2.]

Notes:

     Severability -- 1983 c 286: See note following RCW 48.44.309.