2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 22:215.12 — Requirement for coverage of colorectal cancer screening
§215.12. Requirement for coverage of colorectal cancer screening
A. Any health coverage plan specified in Subsection C of this Section which is issued for delivery, delivered, renewed, or otherwise contracted for in this state on or after January 1, 2006, shall provide coverage for routine colorectal cancer screening.
B. As used in this Section, "routine colorectal cancer screening" shall mean a fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy provided in accordance with the most recently published recommendations established by the American College of Gastroenterology, in consultation with the American Cancer Society, for the ages, family histories, and frequencies referenced in such recommendations. "Routine colorectal cancer screening" shall not mean services otherwise excluded from coverage because they are deemed by a health coverage plan to be experimental or investigational.
C. As used in this Section, "health coverage plan" shall mean any hospital, health, or medical expense insurance policy, hospital or medical service contract, employee welfare benefit plan, contract or agreement with a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider organization, health and accident insurance policy, or any other insurance contract of this type, including a group insurance plan, a self-insurance plan, and the Office of Group Benefits programs.
D. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to individually underwritten, guaranteed renewable limited benefit health insurance policies.
Acts 2005, No. 505, §1.
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