Every individual or group hospital or medical expense insurance policy or individual or group hospital or medical services plan contract delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state shall provide coverage for prostate and colorectal examinations and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under that policy or contract, in accordance with the current American Cancer Society guidelines. Provided, this section does not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long-term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specific disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 125, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 345, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 33.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-58. Prostate and colorectal examinations -- Coverage mandated
- contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6