as introduced - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to insurance; modifying health plan coverage 1.3 for scalp hair prostheses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1.4 2000, section 62A.28. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 62A.28, is 1.7 amended to read: 1.8 62A.28 [COVERAGE FOR SCALP HAIR PROSTHESES.] 1.9 Subdivision 1. [SCOPE OF COVERAGE.] This section applies 1.10 to all
policies of accident and health insurance, health1.11 maintenance contracts regulated under chapter 62D, health1.12 benefit certificates offered through a fraternal benefit society1.13 regulated under chapter 64B, and group subscriber contracts1.14 offered by nonprofit health service plan corporations regulated1.15 under chapter 62C. This section does not apply to policies1.16 designed primarily to provide coverage payable on a per diem,1.17 fixed indemnity or nonexpense incurred basis, or policies that1.18 provide only accident coveragehealth plans as defined in 1.19 section 62A.011, including coverages excluded under section 1.20 62A.011, subdivision 3, clauses (7) and (10). 1.21 Subd. 2. [REQUIRED COVERAGE.] Every policy,health plan ,1.22 certificate, or contractreferred to in subdivision 1 issued or1.23 renewed after August 1, 1987,must provide to each covered 1.24 person who is a resident of Minnesota coverage for scalp hair 1.25 prostheses worn for hair loss suffered as a result of: (1) 2.1 alopecia areata; or (2) covered treatments for cancer ordered or 2.2 provided by a physician in accordance with the standard practice 2.3 of medicine. 2.4 The coverage required by this section is subject to a 2.5 policy's copayment requirement and is limited to a maximum of 2.6 $350 in any benefit year, exclusive of any deductible. 2.7 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.8 Section 1 is effective for health plans issued or renewed 2.9 on or after August 1, 2001.