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                             CHAPTER 52-S.F.No. 34 
                  An act relating to insurance; health; requiring plans 
                  issued to supplement Medicare to provide coverage for 
                  equipment and supplies for the management and 
                  treatment of diabetes; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1994, section 62A.45. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 62A.45, is 
        amended to read: 
           62A.45 [COVERAGE FOR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR DIABETES.] 
           A health plan, including a plan providing the coverage 
        specified in section 62A.011, subdivision 3, clause (10), 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 January 1, 1996, and applies to a 
        plan providing the coverage specified in section 62A.011, 
        subdivision 3, clause (10), issued or renewed on or after that 
        date to provide coverage to Minnesota residents. 
           Presented to the governor April 17, 1995 
           Signed by the governor April 19, 1995, 2:12 p.m.