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Senate Bill 0212


Senate Bill 0212

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF SB212 (Updated February 23, 2000 4:09 PM - DI 84)


Insurance coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Requires the state to provide coverage under group insurance plans for public employees for the treatment of morbid obesity. Requires an insurer that issues an accident and sickness insurance policy and a health maintenance organization that provides coverage for basic health care services under a group contract to offer coverage for the treatment of morbid obesity. Provides that coverage for morbid obesity is for non-experimental, surgical treatment by a health care provider if the obesity has persisted for at least 5 years and non-surgical treatment supervised by a physician for at least 18 months has been unsuccessful. Provides that the definition of "health care provider" includes a licensed physician or a hospital that provides health care services for surgical treatment of morbid obesity.
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