(5 ILCS 375/15.1)
(from Ch. 127, par. 535.1)
Every group health insurance program or self-insurance health
plan which provides coverage for services coming within
the practice of optometry as defined in the Illinois Optometric
Practice Act of 1987, as now or hereafter amended, shall provide to each member a
written notice that such member may elect for optometric services received
to be reimbursed to either a physician licensed to practice medicine in all
its branches or to an optometrist licensed in this State.
This Section applies only to persons who become covered by such group insurance
program or self-insurance health plan after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1979.
(Source: P.A. 85-1440.)