2010 Tennessee Code
Title 56 - Insurance
Chapter 7 - Policies and Policyholders
Part 25 - Mandated Insurer or Plan Options
56-7-2504 - Cancer treatment.

56-7-2504. Cancer treatment.

(a)  In the event that coverage for the treatment of cancer by dose-intensive chemotherapy/autologous bone marrow transplants or stem cell transplants is provided for patients or enrollees included in the TennCare program, then each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis, each corporation providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts, and each health maintenance organization providing a health care plan for health care services shall offer and make available the coverage, in the manner provided in subsection (b), under the policy, contract or plan delivered, issued for delivery or renewed in this state on and after January 1, 1996.

(b)  The coverage may be offered at an additional cost but the health care service shall not be subject to any greater deductible than any other health care service under the policy, contract or plan. Any required copayment shall not exceed the standard copayment required by the insured's policy, contract or plan for health care services.

(c)  This section shall not apply to short-term travel, long-term care, credit insurance, dental insurance, disability income, medical surgical supplemental insurance, vision insurance, hospital indemnity, accident-only limited or specified disease policies, or to short-term nonrenewable policies of not more than six (6) months' duration.

[Acts 1995, ch. 539, § 1.]  

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