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CHAPTER 57-S.F.No. 495 An act relating to insurance; health; requiring coverage for diabetes outpatient self-management training and education; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 62A.45. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 62A.45, is amended to read: 62A.45 [COVERAGE FOR
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FORDIABETES.] A health plan, including a plan providing the coverage specified in section 62A.011, subdivision 3, clause (10), must provide coverage for: (1) all physician prescribed medically appropriate and necessary equipment and supplies used in the management and treatment of diabetes; and (2) diabetes outpatient self-management training and education, including medical nutrition therapy, that is provided by a certified, registered, or licensed health care professional working in a program consistent with the national standards of diabetes self-management education as established by the American Diabetes Association. 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; APPLICATION.] Section 1 is effective August 1, 1997, and applies to all health plans issued or renewed to provide coverage for Minnesota residents on or after that date. Presented to the governor April 24, 1997 Signed by the governor April 28, 1997, 10:50 a.m.