Health Maintenance Organizations
§ 27-41-71 Mandatory coverage for scalp
(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, § 4.)