2011 -- H 5385
A N A C T
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OPTOMETRISTS
Introduced By: Representative John M. Carnevale
Date Introduced: February 16, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 5-35.1 of the General Laws entitled "Optometrists" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following section:
5-35.1-11.1. Subcontracted optometry network. -- An insurer, including a company
offering accident and sickness insurance as defined in chapter 27-18, a nonprofit hospital service
corporation as defined in chapter 27-19, a nonprofit medical service corporation as defined in
chapter 27-20, or a health maintenance organization as defined in chapter 27-41, shall not require
that an optometrist participate in a subsidiary’s or a third-party’s vision care plan as a condition
for participation in the insurer’s participating provider panel.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.