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  376.1215.  Immunizations, mandated coverage, exceptions, rulemaking. — 1.  All 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 and 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 shall provide coverage for immunizations of a child from birth to five years of age as provided by department of health and senior services regulations.

  2.  Such coverage shall not be subject to any deductible or co-payment limits.

  3.  The contract issued by a health maintenance organization may provide that the benefits required pursuant to this section shall be covered benefits only if the services are rendered by a provider who is designated by and affiliated with the health maintenance organization, except that the health maintenance organization shall, as a condition of participation, comply with the immunization requirements of state or federally funded health programs.

  4.  This section shall not apply to supplemental insurance policies, including life care contracts, accident-only policies, specified disease policies, hospital policies providing a fixed daily benefit only, Medicare supplement policies, long-term care policies, coverage issued as a supplement to liability insurance, short-term major medical policies of six months or less duration and other supplemental policies as determined by the department of commerce and insurance.

  5.  The department of health and senior services shall promulgate rules and regulations to determine which immunizations shall be covered by policies, plans or contracts described in this section.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

  6.  No health care provider shall charge more than one hundred percent of the reasonable and customary charges for providing any immunization.


(L. 1996 H.B. 904, et al. § 1)

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