No podiatrist shall be excluded from participating in any preferred provider plan pursuant to this chapter or Chapter 42 (§ 38.2-4200 et seq.) of this title or health maintenance organization pursuant to Chapter 43 (§ 38.2-4300 et seq.) of this title solely because such preferred provider plan or health maintenance organization requires that participating health care providers have active medical staff privileges or admitting medical staff privileges at specified hospitals, provided that the podiatrist has a delineation of privileges that enables such podiatrist to perform the type of services that are covered by the preferred provider plan or health maintenance organization at the designated hospital or hospitals. The Commission shall have no jurisdiction to adjudicate controversies arising out of this section.
1994, c. 522.