HB 17-1247

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 09, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Patient Choice Health Care Provider


The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or third-party administrator plan covering services by licensed chiropractors, optometrists, or pharmacists (providers) from: Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a provider of the covered person's choice if certain conditions are met; Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing requirement for selecting a provider of the covered person's choosing; Imposing other conditions on a covered person or provider that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or Denying a provider the right to participate in any of its network contracts in this state or as a contracting provider in this state, so long as the provider agrees to specified conditions.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (3)



Apr 13, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely

Mar 09, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment

  • Introduction
Health, Insurance, & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (03/09/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/22/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/24/2017) PDF


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