§ 27-19-23 Coverage for infertility. (a) Any nonprofit hospital service contract, plan, or insurance policies delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state, except contracts providing supplemental coverage to Medicare or other governmental programs, which includes pregnancy related benefits shall provide coverage for medically necessary expenses of diagnosis and treatment of infertility for women between the ages of twenty-five (25) and forty-two (42) years. To the extent that a nonprofit hospital service corporation provides reimbursement for a test or procedure used in the diagnosis or treatment of conditions other than infertility, those tests and procedures shall not be excluded from reimbursement when provided attendant to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility for women between the ages of twenty-five (25) and forty-two (42) years; provided, that a subscriber copayment, not to exceed twenty percent (20%), may be required for those programs and/or procedures the sole purpose of which is the treatment of infertility.
(b) For the purposes of this section, "infertility" means the condition of an otherwise presumably healthy married individual who is unable to conceive or sustain a pregnancy during a period of one year.
(c) The health insurance contract may limit coverage to a
lifetime cap of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
(P.L. 1989, ch. 478, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 37; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 34, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 411, § 2.)