SB 309

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 10, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 09, 2022
  • Passed House Jun 23, 2022
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Practice Of Chiropractic.

Abstract

Section 716(a) of Title 24 prohibits annual or lifetime numerical limits on chiropractic visits for the treatment of back pain. The treatment of chronic back pain through chiropractic supportive care can prevent patients from requiring opioid pain medications or more expensive treatments. This Act prohibits the denial of insurance coverage under § 716(a) for chiropractic supportive care, which constitutes maintenance therapy. This requirement applies to policies, contracts, or certificates issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended, or reissued after December 31, 2023. In addition, this Act clarifies, but does not expand, the insurance coverage subject to the requirements under § 716(a), states that the requirements under this subsection cannot be waived by contract, and requires that the regulations implementing § 176 establish utilization review standards. This Act also updates the definitions in Chapter 7 of Title 24 to be consistent with the current scope of chiropractic practice and makes corresponding revisions to the terms used in existing law. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Bill Sponsors (15)

Votes


Jun 23, 2022

Jun 09, 2022

Actions


Jun 23, 2022

House

Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT

Jun 15, 2022

House

Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 5 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Health & Human Development

Jun 10, 2022

House

Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Human Development

Jun 09, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

Senate

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Banking, Business & Insurance

Jun 03, 2022

Senate

Re-Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance

Jun 02, 2022

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

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