HB 236: "An Act prohibiting unfair discrimination against an acupuncturist."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 236 01 "An Act prohibiting unfair discrimination against an acupuncturist." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 21.36.090(d) is amended to read: 04 (d) Except to the extent necessary to comply with AS 21.42.365 and 05 AS 21.56, a person may not practice or permit unfair discrimination against a person 06 who provides a service covered under a group health insurance policy that extends 07 coverage on an expense incurred basis, or under a group service or indemnity type 08 contract issued by a health maintenance organization or a nonprofit corporation, if the 09 service is within the scope of the provider's occupational license. In this subsection, 10 "provider" means a state licensed physician, physician assistant, dentist, osteopath, 11 optometrist, chiropractor, nurse midwife, advanced nurse practitioner, naturopath, 12 physical therapist, occupational therapist, marital and family therapist, psychologist, 13 psychological associate, licensed clinical social worker, [OR] certified direct-entry 14 midwife, or acupuncturist.