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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 5023

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 3377

 

*03377HB05023INS*

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

 

Introduced by:

 

(INS)

 

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR WOUND CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) 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 that is delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state on or after January 1, 2010, shall provide coverage for wound-care supplies that are medically necessary for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa and are administered under the direction of a physician.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2010) 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 that is delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state on or after January 1, 2010, shall provide coverage for wound-care supplies that are medically necessary for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa and are administered under the direction of a physician.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2010

New section

Sec. 2

January 1, 2010

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require health insurance coverage for wound-care supplies for individuals with epidermolysis bullosa.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. MORIN, 28th Dist.; SEN. DOYLE, 9th Dist.

REP. KEHOE, 31st Dist.; REP. VILLANO, 91st Dist.

REP. GENGA, 10th Dist.; SEN. PRAGUE, 19th Dist.

H.B. 5023