View Amendment Current Amendment: 4 to Bill 5399

Senator DAVIS proposed the following amendment (5399R010.SP.TD):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION to read:

/ SECTION __. A. The Public Employee Benefit Authority and the State Health Plan shall cover prescribed contraceptives for dependents under the same terms and conditions that the Plan provides contraceptive coverage for employees and spouses. The State Health Plan shall not apply patient cost sharing provisions to covered contraceptives.

B. Article 1, Chapter 71, Title 38 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 38-71-146. All individual and group health insurance and health maintenance organization policies in this State shall include coverage for contraceptives. For purposes of this Section, 'contraceptive' means any drug, device, or medication to prevent pregnancy. A contraceptive may prevent ovulation, fertilization, or implantation in the uterus. A contraceptive does not include any drug, device, or medication used with the intent of terminating a pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant." /