Session of 2000
By Committee on Insurance

  9             AN  ACT concerning health insurance; relating to the patient protection
10             act; classifying obstetricians and gynecologists as primary care
11             providers.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) Any health insurer shall classify an obstetrician or a
15       gynecologist as a primary care provider.
16             (b) If any obstetrician or gynecologist chooses not to be a primary
17       care provider, the health insurer shall permit a woman insured by the
18       health insurer to receive an annual visit to an in-network obstetrician or
19       gynecologist for routine gynecological care from an in-network obstetri-
20       cian or gynecologist without requiring such woman to first visit a primary
21       care provider, provided that:
22             (1) The care is medically necessary, including, but not limited to, care
23       that is routine;
24             (2) following each visit for gynecological care, the obstetrician or gy-
25       necologist communicates with such woman's primary care provider con-
26       cerning any diagnosis or treatment rendered; and
27             (3) the obstetrician or gynecologist confers with the primary care pro-
28       vider before performing any diagnostic procedure that is not routine gy-
29       necological care rendered during an annual visit.
30             Sec.  2. This act shall be part of and supplemental to the patient pro-
31       tection act, cited at K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 40-4601 et seq., and amendments
32       thereto. 
33        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
34       publication in the statute book.