Beginning on line #555 of the Bill it states
“the medical benefits must provide reimbursement only for such…
Initial services and care that are lawfully provided, supervised, ordered, or prescribed
by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, a dentist licensed under chapter 466, or a chiropractic physician licensed under chapter 460.”
This effectively means that initial services must be by a Medical Doctor, DO, dentist, chiropractor or physician.
These initial services can be provided in a hospital or facility that owns or is wholly owned by a hospital. Though most people would generally see an MD or DO after an auto crash, some people choose to take less expensive and less aggressive means to treat, what they hope, is only a temporary condition. Thus, the effect of this section of the Bill is forcing individuals to choose the care that the legislature wishes them to use instead of what they and doctors feel is in their best interest.
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