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CHAPTER 538-S.F.No. 1898 An act relating to insurance; health; requiring coverage for equipment and supplies for the management and treatment of diabetes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [62A.45] [COVERAGE FOR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR DIABETES.] A health plan must provide coverage for all physician prescribed medically appropriate and necessary equipment and supplies used in the management and treatment of diabetes. Coverage must include persons with gestational, type I or type II diabetes. Coverage required under this section is subject to the same deductible or coinsurance provisions applicable to the plan's hospital, medical expense, medical equipment, or prescription drug benefits. A health carrier may not reduce or eliminate coverage due to this requirement. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICABILITY.] Section 1 is effective August 1, 1994, and applies to health plans issued or renewed on or after that date to provide coverage to Minnesota residents. Presented to the governor April 28, 1994 Signed by the governor April 29, 1994, 2:42 p.m.