58-18-85 Policies to provide coverage for prostate cancer screening.
Policies to provide coverage for prostate cancer screening.
Every group health
insurance policy that covers a male and that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state,
except for policies that provide coverage for specified disease or other limited benefit coverage, shall
provide the following coverage for diagnostic screening for prostate cancer:
An annual medically recognized diagnostic examination, including a digital rectal
examination and a prostate-specific antigen test, as follows:
For asymptomatic men aged fifty and over; and
For men aged forty-five and over at high risk for prostate cancer; and
For males of any age who have a prior history of prostate cancer, medically indicated
diagnostic testing at intervals recommended by a physician, including the digital rectal
examination, prostate-specific antigen test, and bone scan.
SL 2001, ch 277, § 2.