(215 ILCS 5/356x)
Coverage for colorectal cancer examination and screening.
(a) An individual or group policy of accident and health insurance or a
managed care plan that is amended, delivered, issued,
renewed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
General Assembly that provides coverage to a resident of this State must
provide benefits or coverage for all colorectal cancer examinations and
tests for colorectal cancer
as prescribed by a physician, in
accordance with the
published American Cancer Society guidelines on colorectal cancer
other existing colorectal cancer screening guidelines issued by nationally
recognized professional medical
societies or federal government agencies, including the
National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and the
American College of Gastroenterology.
(b) Coverage required under this Section may not impose any deductible,
period, or other cost-sharing limitation that is greater than that
required for other coverage under the policy.
(Source: P.A. 93-568, eff. 1-1-04.)