House Bill 495

Last Action 03/02/23: to Banking & Insurance (H)
Title AN ACT relating to coverage for cancer detection.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Health Mandate
Bill Request Number 61
Sponsor D. Frazier Gordon
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require coverage for screenings, tests, and procedures performed for the purpose of detecting cancer that occur prior to diagnosis; create new sections of Subtitles 17C and 38A of KRS Chapter 304 and amend KRS 205.522, 164.2871, and 18A.225 to require limited health service benefit plans, limited health service organizations, Medicaid, self-insured employer group health plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution, and the state employee health plan to comply with the cancer coverage requirement; provide when various sections apply to health insurance policies, certificates, plans, or contracts; require the Department of Insurance and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to obtain federal waivers under certain circumstances; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2024.
Index Headings of Original Version Diseases - Cancer detection, coverage requirement
Education, Higher - Self-insured group health plan, cancer detection, coverage requirement
Effective Dates, Delayed - Cancer detection, coverage requirement, January 1, 2024
Health and Medical Services - Cancer detection, coverage requirement
Insurance, Health - Cancer detection, coverage requirement
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Medicaid, cancer detection coverage, waiver
State Agencies - Department of Insurance, cancer detection coverage, waiver
State Employees - Health plan, cancer detection, coverage requirement
Medicaid - Cancer detection, coverage requirement
Health Benefit Mandate - Cancer detection, coverage requirement


  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Banking & Insurance (H)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)