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House Bill No. 5114

Public Act No. 06-131

AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH CANCER.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Social Services, to the extent permitted by federal law, shall take such action as may be necessary to amend the Medicaid state plan and the state children's health insurance plan to provide coverage without prior authorization for each child diagnosed with cancer on or after January 1, 2000, who is covered under the HUSKY Plan, Part A or Part B, for neuropsychological testing ordered by a licensed physician, to assess the extent of any cognitive or developmental delays in such child due to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) Each individual health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state on or after October 1, 2006, shall provide coverage without prior authorization for each child diagnosed with cancer on or after January 1, 2000, for neuropsychological testing ordered by a licensed physician, to assess the extent of any cognitive or developmental delays in such child due to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) Each group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state on or after October 1, 2006, shall provide coverage without prior authorization for each child diagnosed with cancer on or after January 1, 2000, for neuropsychological testing ordered by a licensed physician, to assess the extent of any cognitive or developmental delays in such child due to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Approved June 6, 2006