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H.R. 2086 (107th): Alternative Medical Access for Federal Employees Act of 2001


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 2001 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


HR 2086 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2086

To provide that benefits under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, may be afforded for covered services provided by a licensed or certified acupuncturist, massage therapist, naturopathic physician, or midwife, without supervision or referral by another health practitioner.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2001

Mr. SANDERS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform


A BILL

To provide that benefits under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, may be afforded for covered services provided by a licensed or certified acupuncturist, massage therapist, naturopathic physician, or midwife, without supervision or referral by another health practitioner.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Alternative Medical Access for Federal Employees Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. HEALTH BENEFITS COVERAGE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 8902(k) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘acupuncturist, massage therapist, naturopathic physician,’ after ‘nursing school administered clinic,’ each place it appears; and

      (2) by striking ‘nurse midwife,’ each place it appears and inserting ‘nurse midwife or other midwife,’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to contracts entered into or renewed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.