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(215 ILCS 5/356z.24)
Immune gamma globulin therapy.
(a) A group or individual policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly may not allow for the delay, discontinuation, or interruption of immune gamma globulin therapy for persons who are diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency when prescribed as medically necessary by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and if provided as a covered benefit under the plan. Nothing in this Section shall prevent an insurer from applying appropriate utilization review standards to the ongoing coverage of immune gamma globulin therapy for persons diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches.
(b) Upon diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency by the prescribing physician, determination of an initial authorization for immune gamma globulin therapy shall be no less than 3 months. Reauthorization for immune gamma globulin therapy for patients with a primary immunodeficiency diagnosis may occur every 6 months thereafter. For patients with a diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency who have been receiving immune gamma globulin therapy for at least 2 years with sustained beneficial response based on the treatment notes or clinical narrative detailing progress to date, reauthorization shall be no less than 12 months unless a more frequent duration has been indicated by the prescribing physician.
(c) If, at any time, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, promulgates rules or regulations to be published in the Federal Register or publishes a comment in the Federal Register or issues an opinion, guidance, or other action that would require the State, pursuant to any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), including, but not limited to, 42 U.S.C. 18031(d)(3)(B) or any successor provision, to defray the cost of any coverage outlined in subsections (a) and (b), then subsections (a) and (b) are inoperative with respect to all coverage outlined in subsections (a) and (b) other than that authorized under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396a, and the State shall not assume any obligation for the cost of the coverage set forth in subsections (a) and (b).
(Source: P.A. 99-788, eff. 8-12-16