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Introduced by Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Racine of Chittenden District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District and Senator White of Windham District

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Health; Medicaid; naturopathic physicians

Statement of purpose:  This bill makes explicit the intent of the legislature that medically necessary services provided by naturopathic physicians are covered by Medicaid, VHAP, and other public health care assistance programs. 

AN ACT RELATING TO Medicaid coverage of naturopathic physicians

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  8 V.S.A. § 4088d(b) is amended to read:

(b)  As used in this section, “health insurance plan” means Medicaid, the Vermont health access plan, and any other public health care assistance program, any individual or group health insurance policy, any hospital or medical service corporation or health maintenance organization subscriber contract, or any other health benefit plan offered, issued, or renewed for any person in this state by a health insurer, as defined by 18 V.S.A. § 9402.  The term shall not include benefit plans providing coverage for specific disease or other limited benefit coverage.

Sec. 2.  Effective date

This act shall take effect on passage. 

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont