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Freedom of Choice of Hospital and Practitioner-N.M. Stat. Ann. §59A-22-32

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An insurance company may not restrict the right of a patient to choose his or her choice of hospital or practitioner within the limits of area and coverage of the insurance policy. 

The statute includes: “practitioner of the healing arts or optometrist, psychologist, podiatrist, physician assistant, certified nurse-midwife, registered lay midwife or registered nurse in expanded practice,” with hospitals and practitioners that may be freely chosen.

Current as of June 2015