SB 870 Health insurance; exclusion for prophylactic surgical procedures.
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Summary as introduced:
Health insurance; exclusion for prophylactic surgical procedures for difficult-to-diagnose pathologies; genetic predisposition. Prohibits health insurers, corporations providing accident and sickness subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations from refusing to provide coverage for prophylactic surgical procedures and medical services directly related thereto, in cases where the covered person's treating physician has determined that the person has a genetic factor or family history indicating a predisposition to a difficult-to-diagnose pathology, the risks to the covered person of developing the difficult-to-diagnose pathology as a result of such person's predisposition render such services medically appropriate, and coverage for treatment of the difficult-to-diagnose pathology would be provided under the terms of the policy, contract or plan if the difficult-to-diagnose pathology has been diagnosed. A difficult-to-diagnose pathology is a disease that is asymptomatic or otherwise not susceptible to diagnosis until reaching a stage at which the likelihood of successful treatment is significantly less than it would be had the treatment been performed when the disease was asymptomatic or not susceptible to diagnosis. A prophylactic surgical procedure is a surgical procedure that is performed prior to the diagnosis of or presentation of symptoms of a difficult-to-diagnose pathology, in order to prevent, eliminate or reduce the likelihood of the development of the difficult-to-diagnose pathology.

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01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030258418  pdf | impact statement

01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 030258418
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/03  Senate: Pursuant to S. Rule20(j), rerefer. by E.H. (15-Y 0-N)
01/09/03  Senate: Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/03/03  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter by voice vote
02/04/03  Senate: Letter sent to Mandated Benefits