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2017 House Bill 4135: Prohibit mandating that licensed doctors also be “board certified”

Public Act 487 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Edward Canfield (R) on January 31, 2017
To prohibit insurance companies from requiring a family practice physician to hold one of the various professional association “board certifications” as a condition for paying or reimbursing a patient treatment claim, unless this is specifically required for licensure. Some national organizations that make money from these certifications have been advocating that states mandate them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on January 31, 2017
Reported in the House on December 4, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 89 to 19 in the House on December 4, 2018.
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To prohibit insurance companies from requiring a family practice physician to hold one of the various professional association “board certifications” as a condition for paying or reimbursing a patient treatment claim, unless this is specifically required for licensure. See House Bill 4134, which prohibits state licensure authorities making physician licenses contingent on having one of these certifications.
Received in the Senate on December 5, 2018
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on December 5, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 24, 2018

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