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40-2,164. Coverage of prostate cancer screening. (a) Any individual or group health insurance policy, medical service plan, contract, hospital service corporation contract, hospital and medical service corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization which provides coverage for accident and health services and which is delivered, issued for delivery, amended or renewed on or after July 1, 1998, also, shall provide coverage for prostate cancer screening for men 40 years of age or over who are symptomatic or in a high-risk category and for all men 50 years of age or older. The screening shall consist, at a minimum, of a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital rectal examination. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to prostate cancer screening the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any medicare supplement policy of insurance, as defined by the commissioner of insurance by rule and regulation, any policy of long-term care insurance, as defined by K.S.A. 40-2227, and amendments thereto, any specified disease or specified accident coverage or any accident only coverage as defined by the commissioner of insurance by rule and regulation, whether written on a group, blanket or individual basis.

History: L. 1998, ch. 174, ยง 30; July 1.


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