CHAPTER 408

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 521

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRACTS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 33 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code by enacting the following as a new Section §3344. Annual Pap Smear Coverage Reimbursement as follows:

Ҥ3344. Annual Pap Smear Coverage Reimbursement.

All individual health insurance policies which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer, health service corporation, health maintenance organization or any health services and facilities reimbursement program operated by the State and which provides a benefit for outpatient services shall also provide a benefit for an annual benefit for one cervical and endometrial cancer screening known as a “pap smear” for all females aged 18 and over.

This section shall apply to all policies, contracts, certificates or programs issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended, or reissued on or after January 1, 2001.”

Section 2. Amend Chapter 35 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code by enacting the following as a new Section §3559. Annual Pap Smear Coverage Reimbursement as follows:

Ҥ3559. Annual Pap Smear Coverage Reimbursement.

All group and blanket health insurance policies which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer, health service corporation, health maintenance organization or any health services and facilities reimbursement program operated by the State and which provides a benefit for outpatient services shall also provide a benefit for an annual benefit for one cervical and endometrial cancer screening known as a “pap smear” for all females aged 18 and over.”

This section shall apply to all policies, contracts, certificates or programs issued, renewed, modified, altered, amended or reissued on or after January 1, 2001.

Approved July 07, 2000