Chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 101A the following section:-
Section 101B. (a) Any permanent, full-time, call, volunteer, intermittent, part-time or reserve firefighter may participate in any initial lung cancer screening or subsequent lung cancer screening or evaluation as recommended by the American Cancer Society upon the referral of such firefighter’s primary care physician. Such screenings shall be deemed to be medically necessary for the purposes of coverage by any insurance plan, including but not limited to any such firefighter insured under chapter 32A, 175, 176A, 176B or 176G or any other general or special law.
(b) Lung cancer screening services performed under this section shall not be subject to any co-payment, deductible, coinsurance or other cost-sharing requirement.
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