Session of 2000
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs

10             AN  ACT concerning gynecological care; authorizing such care under cer-
11             tain circumstances without visiting a primary care provider.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) Each health insurer shall permit a woman insured by
15       the health insurer to visit an in-network obstetrician or gynecologist for
16       routine gynecological care from an in-network obstetrician or gynecolo-
17       gist at least one time each calendar year without requiring such woman
18       to first visit a primary care provider, so long as:
19             (1) The care is medically necessary, including, but not limited to, care
20       that is routine;
21             (2) 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             (3) 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             (b) This section 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.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
31       publication in the statute book.