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The Committee on Health and Human Resources moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2301--A Bill to repeal 16-2J-1, 16-2J-2, 16-2J-3, 16-2J-4, 16-2J-5, 16-2J-6. 16-2J-7, 16-2J-8 and 16-2J-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated 30-3F-1, 30-3F-2, 30-3F-3, 30-3F-4 and 30-3F-5, all relating to direct primary care; defining terms; permitting individuals to enter into agreements, for direct primary care with an individual or other legal entity authorized to provide primary care services, outside of an insurance plan or outside of the Medicaid or Medicare program and pay for the care outside of insurance plans and the Medicaid or Medicare program; providing that insurance benefits are not forfeited by certain purchases; providing that certain products are not the offer of insurance; providing that direct primary care membership agreement is not considered insurance; prohibiting direct primary care providers from billing third-party payers for services or products under the direct primary care membership agreement; providing that a direct primary care provider is not required to obtain certain credentials; prohibiting the billing of third-party providers for direct primary care services; stating certain requirements for direct primary care membership agreement; providing rule-making authority by the West Virginia Board of Medicine, the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the West Virginia Board of Dentistry, the West Virginia Board of Chiropractic and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses to effectuate the provisions of this new article; and authorizing civil penalties in the form of sanctions by the respective boards for violations that constitute unprofessional conduct.