Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 376
Life, Health and Accident Insurance
Section 376.1290

August 28, 2014


Coverage for lead testing.

376.1290. 1. Each entity offering individual and group health insurance policies providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis, individual and group service or indemnity type contracts issued by a health services corporation, individual and group service contracts issued by a health maintenance organization, all self-insured group arrangements, to the extent not preempted by federal law, and all managed health care delivery entities of any type or description that are delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2002, shall offer coverage for testing pregnant women for lead poisoning and for all testing for lead poisoning authorized by sections 701.340 to 701.349 or by rule of the department of health and senior services promulgated pursuant to sections 701.340 to 701.349.

2. Health care services required by this section shall not be subject to any greater deductible or co-payment than any other health care service provided by the policy, contract or plan.

3. No entity enumerated in subsection 1 of this section shall reduce or eliminate coverage as a result of the requirements of this section.

4. Nothing in this section shall apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare supplement, long-term care or other limited benefit health insurance policies.

(L. 2001 S.B. 266)


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