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2013 Senate Bill 691: Revise physical therapist scope-of-practice

Public Act 261 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren D-Ann Arbor on November 14, 2013
To allow Blue Cross Blue Shield to not reimburse services provided by a licensed physical therapist unless the service has been prescribed by a physician. Senate Bill 690 would repeal a prohibition on physical therapists providing service that has not been prescribed (subject to certain limits), while Senate Bills 691 through 694 would establish that insurers can still require prescriptions if they choose.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on November 14, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 22, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 14, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 14, 2014
Received in the House on May 20, 2014
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 20, 2014
Reported in the House on June 3, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2014

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