CHAPTER 432

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 463

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 35, TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GROUP AND BLANKET HEALTH INSURANCE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 18, Chapter 35, §3552 of the Delaware Code by deleting §3552 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §3552 to read as follows:

13552. Screening tests.

(a) All group and blanket health insurance policies which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer or health service corporation and which provide benefits for outpatient services shall provide to covered persons residing or having their principal place of employment in this State a benefit for cervical and endrometrial cancer screening, commonly known as a 'PAP smear'. Such screening shall be deemed a covered service, notwithstanding policy exclusions or services which are part of or related to annual or routine examinations.

(a) All group and blanket health insurance policies which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer or health service corporation and which provide benefits for outpatient services shall provide to covered persons residing or having their principal place of employment in this State and being age 50 or above a benefit for prostate cancer screening, commonly known as a prostatic specific antigen (PSA) test. Such screening shall be deemed a covered service, notwithstanding policy exclusions or services which are part of or related to annual or routine examinations.

(a) Nothing in this section shall prevent the operation of such policy provisions as deductibles, coinsurance, allowable charge

limitations, coordination of benefits or provisions restricting coverage to services by licensed, certified or carrier—approved providers or facilities."

Section 2. This Act shall apply to group and blanket health insurance policies issued or renewed one hundred twenty (120) days after the effective date of this Act.

Approved July 21, 1992.