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SF 693

as introduced - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

  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, health 
  1.11  maintenance contracts regulated under chapter 62D, health 
  1.12  benefit certificates offered through a fraternal benefit society 
  1.13  regulated under chapter 64B, and group subscriber contracts 
  1.14  offered by nonprofit health service plan corporations regulated 
  1.15  under chapter 62C.  This section does not apply to policies 
  1.16  designed primarily to provide coverage payable on a per diem, 
  1.17  fixed indemnity or nonexpense incurred basis, or policies that 
  1.18  provide only accident coverage health 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 contract referred to in subdivision 1 issued or 
  1.23  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.