SB 647 Requires insurance companies to provide coverage for computerized prosthetic devices
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 3382S.01I Fiscal Note: 3382-01
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 1/9/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page: S59
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Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 647 - This act requires insurance companies to provide coverage for computerized prosthetic devices (arms and legs). The mandate shall not apply to certain types of policies such as accident-only, specified disease, long-term care policies or other types of limited benefit health insurance policies. The mandate applies to health insurance policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2007. The mandated coverage shall not be subject to greater deductibles or copayments than other types of health care services.

This act is similar to SB 72 (2005) and SB 1362 (2004).

STEPHEN WITTE