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§ 15-836. Hair prostheses

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 15. Health Insurance
Subtitle 8. Required Health Insurance Benefits (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-836
§ 15-836. Hair prostheses
Application of section
(a) This section applies to:
(1) insurers and nonprofit health service plans that provide inpatient hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups on an expense-incurred basis under health insurance policies or contracts that are issued or delivered in the State; and
(2) health maintenance organizations that provide inpatient hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups under contracts that are issued or delivered in the State.
Coverage for hair prostheses
(b)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, an entity subject to this section shall provide, for an enrollee or insured whose hair loss results from chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer, coverage for one hair prosthesis.
(2) The cost of a hair prosthesis required under paragraph (1) of this subsection may not exceed $350.
Hair prosthesis prescribed by oncologist
(c) To be covered under this section, a hair prosthesis must be prescribed by the oncologist in attendance.

Credits

Added by Acts 2000, c. 326, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000.
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-836, MD INSURANCE § 15-836
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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