(a) Any insurer who, on or after the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, delivers or issues a policy of group accident and sickness insurance in this state under the provisions of this article shall make available as benefits to all subscribers and members coverage for primary health care nursing services as defined in section four-b, article fifteen of this chapter, if such services are currently being reimbursed when rendered by any other duly licensed health care practitioner. No insurer may be required to pay for duplicative health care services actually provided by both a registered professional nurse or licensed midwife and other health providers.
(b) Nothing in this section may be construed to permit any registered professional nurse licensee or midwife licensee to perform professional services beyond such individual's areas of professional competence as established by education, training and experience.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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