07RS HB506

HB506

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HB 506/HM (BR 1484) - B. DeWeese, D. Owens, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, T. McKee, R. Meeks, D. Osborne

     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, 2008, 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 the prostate cancer screening coverage from diminishing or limiting diagnostic benefits otherwise allowable; require the screening to consist of no less than a prostate specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal examination; prohibit denial of coverage for a prostate-specific antigen test recommended by a health care provider if the insured has had a digital rectal examination and the result was negative.

     Feb 15-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 2, 2007
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 95-0; received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Health & Welfare (S)

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