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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.