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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1471         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 471

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 relative to pancreatic cancer screening.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1471        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 471

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 471) of Richard T. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative pancreatic cancer screening.  Financial Services. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to pancreatic cancer screening.
 

              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 appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 17J the following section:-

              Section 17K. Any coverage offered by the commission to an active or retired employee of the commonwealth insured under the group insurance commission shall provide coverage for early screening and detection for pancreatic cancer. An increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications shall not be allowed to achieve compliance with this section.

              SECTION 2. Chapter 175 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 47BB. the following section:-

              Section 47CC. Any policy, contract, agreement, plan or certificate of insurance issued, delivered or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for early screening and detection for pancreatic cancer. An increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications shall not be allowed to achieve compliance with this section.

              SECTION 3. Chapter 176A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 8EE the following section:-

              Section 8FF. Any contract between a subscriber and the corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan which is delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for early screening and detection for pancreatic cancer. An increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications shall not be allowed to achieve compliance with this section.

              SECTION 4. Chapter 176B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4EE the following section:-

              Section 4FF. Any subscription certificate under an individual or group medical service agreement delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for early screening and detection for pancreatic cancer. An increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications shall not be allowed to achieve compliance with this section.

              SECTION 5. Chapter 176G of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4W the following section:-

              Section 4X. Any individual or group health maintenance contract shall provide coverage for early screening and detection for pancreatic cancer. An increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications shall not be allowed to achieve compliance with this section.

              SECTION 6. Sections 1 to 5, inclusive, shall apply to all policies, contracts and certificates of health insurance subject to section 17K of chapter 32A, section 47CC of chapter 175, section 8FF of chapter 176A, section 4FF of chapter 176B and section 4X of chapter 176G of the General Laws which are delivered, issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2014.

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