06RS SB196


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SB 196/HM (BR 2199) - E. Worley, T. Jensen, R. Jones II

     AN ACT relating to health benefit plan coverage of screening for prostate cancer.
     Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require a health benefit plan offered, issued, or renewed on or after January 1, 2007 to cover at least one annual screening for prostate cancer for all men 40 years or age or older and for those men 35 years of age or older who are considered high-risk for prostate cancer, including African-American men and those with a definite or indeterminate family history of prostate cancer according to the prostate cancer early detection guidelines of the National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions and the Kentucky Prostate Cancer Coalition; prohibit application of policy deductibles to the screening coverage; provide that at a minimum the screening shall consist of a prostate specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal examination; provide that if a health care provider recommends a prostate specific antigen test, coverage cannot be denied because the insured had a digital rectal examination and the results were negative.

     Feb 16-introduced in Senate
     Feb 21-to Health and Welfare (S)

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