§27-19-59  Mandatory coverage for scalp hair prosthesis. –

Published: 2015

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Nonprofit Hospital Service Corporations

SECTION 27-19-59

   § 27-19-59  Mandatory coverage for scalp

hair prosthesis. –

(a) Every individual or group hospital or medical expense insurance policy or

individual or group hospital or medical services plan contract delivered,

issued for delivery, or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2007,

which provides coverage for any other prosthesis, shall provide coverage for

expenses for scalp hair prosthesis worn for hair loss suffered as a result of

the treatment of any form of cancer or leukemia; provided, however, that such

coverage shall be subject to the same limitations and guidelines as other

prosthesis, and that coverage shall not exceed an amount of three hundred fifty

dollars ($350) per covered member per year, exclusive of any deductible.

   (b) This section shall not apply to insurance coverage

providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability

income; (3) accident only; (4) long-term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6)

limited benefit health; (7) specified disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily

injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2006, ch. 538, § 2.)

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