HB 1115 – Colorado

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1115

DIRECT PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES: The bill establishes parameters under which a direct primary care agreement (agreement) may be implemented. Direct primary care patients pay a monthly fee —it’s usually between $25 and $80, depending on factors like the patient’s age — in exchange for access to primary care services like consultations, lab work and clinical visits without insurance copays or deductibles. An agreement may be entered into between a direct primary health care provider (provider) and a patient for the payment of a periodic fee and for a specified period of time. The provider must be a licensed, registered, or certified individual or entity authorized to provide primary care services.
The bill establishes that the agreement is not the business of insurance or the practice of underwriting and does not fall under regulation of the division of insurance. The bill outlines the conditions under which a provider may discontinue care to a patient.

Enacted at Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-23.

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