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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 3956

   
 

*SB0001203956SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

SEN. HARTLEY, 15th Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 12

File No. 6

Cal. No. 51

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 38a-492k of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2013):

(a) Each individual health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state shall provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening, including, but not limited to, (1) an annual fecal occult blood test, and (2) colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy or radiologic imaging, in accordance with the recommendations established by the [American College of Gastroenterology, after consultation with the] American Cancer Society, [and the American College of Radiology,] based on the ages, family histories and frequencies provided in the recommendations. Except as specified in subsection (b) of this section, benefits under this section shall be subject to the same terms and conditions applicable to all other benefits under such policies.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 38a-518k of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2013):

(a) Each group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11) and (12) of section 38a-469 delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state shall provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening, including, but not limited to, (1) an annual fecal occult blood test, and (2) colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy or radiologic imaging, in accordance with the recommendations established by the [American College of Gastroenterology, after consultation with the] American Cancer Society, [and the American College of Radiology,] based on the ages, family histories and frequencies provided in the recommendations. Except as specified in subsection (b) of this section, benefits under this section shall be subject to the same terms and conditions applicable to all other benefits under such policies. "

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

Section 1

January 1, 2013

38a-492k(a)

Sec. 2

January 1, 2013

38a-518k(a)