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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 908         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 977

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John W. Scibak

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 908        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 977

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 977) of John W. Scibak, Peter V. Kocot and Denise C. Garlick relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease.  Financial Services. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 320 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing for care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 32A of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 17K the following section:-
Section 17L. The commission shall provide to any active or retired employee of the commonwealth who is insured under the group insurance commission, coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease. Said treatment shall include, but not be limited to, the use of vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K1 and L-Carnitine.

SECTION 2. Chapter 175 of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 47DD the following section:-
Section 47EE. Any policy, contract, agreement, plan or certificate of insurance issued, delivered or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease. Said treatment shall include, but not be limited to, the use of vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K1 and L-Carnitine.

SECTION 3. Chapter 176A of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 8EE the following section:-
Section 8FF. Any contract between a subscriber and a corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease. Said treatment shall include, but not be limited to, the use of vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K1 and L-Carnitine.

SECTION 4. Chapter 176B of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4FF the following section:-
Section 4GG. Any subscription certificate under an individual or group medical service agreement delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease. Said treatment shall include, but not be limited to, the use of vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K1 and L-Carnitine.

SECTION 5. Chapter 176G of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 403 of the Acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4X the following section:-
Section 4Y. Any individual or group health maintenance contract shall provide coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease. Said treatment shall include, but not be limited to, the use of vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K1 and L-Carnitine.

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