§ 27-18-68. Mandatory coverage for scalp hair prosthesis.
(a) Every individual or group hospital or medical expense insurance policy or individual or group hospital or medical services plan contract delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2007, which provides coverage for any other prosthesis, shall provide coverage for expenses for scalp hair prosthesis worn for hair loss suffered as a result of the treatment of any form of cancer or leukemia; provided, however, that such coverage shall be subject to the same limitations and guidelines as other prosthesis, and that coverage shall not exceed an amount of three hundred fifty dollars ($350) per covered member per year, exclusive of any deductible.
(b) This section shall not apply to insurance coverage providing benefits for: (1) hospital confinement indemnity; (2) disability income; (3) accident only; (4) long-term care; (5) Medicare supplement; (6) limited benefit health; (7) specified disease indemnity; (8) sickness or bodily injury or death by accident or both; and (9) other limited benefit policies.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 538, § 1.)