Session of 2000
By Representative Stone

10             AN  ACT relating to managed care; classifying physicians practicing ob-
11             stetrics or gynecology as primary care physicians.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. Each health insurer shall permit a woman insured by the
15       health insurer to visit an in-network obstetrician or gynecologist for rou-
16       tine gynecological care from an in-network obstetrician or gynecologist
17       up to two times each calendar year without requiring such woman to first
18       visit a primary care provider, provided that:
19             (a) The care is medically necessary, including, but not limited to, care
20       that is routine;
21             (b) following each visit for gynecological care, the obstetrician or gy-
22       necologist communicates with such woman's primary care provider con-
23       cerning any diagnosis or treatment rendered; and
24             (c) the obstetrician or gynecologist confers with such woman's pri-
25       mary care provider before performing any diagnostic procedure that is
26       not routine gynecological care rendered during any such visit.
27             Sec.  2. This act shall be part of and supplemental to the patient pro-
28       tection act, cited at K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 40-4601 et seq., and amendments
29       thereto.
30        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
31       publication in the statute book.