SB 179: "An Act relating to medical or chiropractic examinations required under an insurance policy or certain self-insurance plans; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 179 01 "An Act relating to medical or chiropractic examinations required under an 02 insurance policy or certain self-insurance plans; and providing for an effective 03 date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 21.42 is amended by adding a new section to read: 06 Sec. 21.42.275. REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCT OF MEDICAL OR 07 CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION. If an insurer requires the insured to submit to a 08 medical examination or evaluation by a physician of the insurer's choice to determine 09 if the initial medical treatment received by the insured was reasonable and necessary 10 under the terms of the insurance contract, the examination or evaluation shall be 11 performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state. If an insurer 12 requires the insured to submit to a chiropractic examination or evaluation by a 13 chiropractor of the insurer's choice to determine if the initial chiropractic treatment 14 received by the insured was reasonable and necessary under the terms of the insurance
01 contract, the examination or evaluation shall be performed by a chiropractor licensed 02 to practice chiropractic in this state. A medical examination required by the insurer 03 shall be conducted by a physician and a chiropractic examination required by the 04 insurer shall be conducted by a chiropractor. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 23.30.090 is amended to read: 06 Sec. 23.30.090. SELF-INSURANCE CERTIFICATES; DUTIES. If an 07 employer has complied with the provisions of this chapter relating to self-insurance, 08 the board shall issue the employer a certificate which shall remain in force for a period 09 fixed by the board. The board may, upon at least 10 days' notice and a hearing, 10 revoke a self-insurance certificate upon satisfactory proof that an employer is no longer 11 entitled to it. After revocation the board may grant a new certificate to an employer, 12 upon the employer's petition and satisfactory proof of the employer's financial ability 13 as provided in this chapter. An employer authorized as a self-insurer shall provide 14 claims facilities through its own staffed adjusting facilities located within the state, or 15 independent, licensed, resident adjusters with power to effect settlement within the 16 state and shall comply with the medical or chiropractic examination requirements 17 of AS 21.42.275. 18 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 1993.