Chapter 176J of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 14 the following new section:-
Section 14A. No carrier shall charge a co-payment or deductible for any prescriptions or devices that are prescribed by a physician and are necessary for the treatment or maintenance of a chronic disease, illness or condition. The department of public health shall adopt regulations further defining a chronic disease, illness or condition for purposes of this section.
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