SB 0181 Requires insurance coverage for early cancer detection
LR Number:S0854.01I Fiscal Note:0854-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:04/12/99 - Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 181 - This act deals with insurance coverage for early cancer detection. Section 376.1195 requires certain individual and group health insurance policies to provide coverage to members for the following services by December 31, 1999:

1. A pelvic examination and pap smear for nonsym women; 2. A prostate examination and laboratory tests f for nonsymptomatic men; and 3. A colorectal cancer examination and laborator for nonsymptomatic persons.

All services must be performed in accordance with the American Cancer Society guidelines. This section does not apply to accident-only, hospital indemnity, Medicare supplement, long- term care, or other limited benefit health insurance policies. This provision is substantially similar to HB 191.