PRINTER'S NO. 402

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 352 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY DeLUCA, CONKLIN, CRUZ, DALEY, DePASQUALE, FRANKEL,
           FREEMAN, GALLOWAY, GERGELY, GRUCELA, HARHAI, JOSEPHS,
           KIRKLAND, McCALL, McGEEHAN, M. O'BRIEN, PALLONE, PARKER,
           PETRONE, RAMALEY, SAINATO, M. SMITH, SOLOBAY, STURLA AND
           WALKO, FEBRUARY 9, 2007

        REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE, FEBRUARY 9, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), entitled "An
     2     act relating to insurance; amending, revising, and
     3     consolidating the law providing for the incorporation of
     4     insurance companies, and the regulation, supervision, and
     5     protection of home and foreign insurance companies, Lloyds
     6     associations, reciprocal and inter-insurance exchanges, and
     7     fire insurance rating bureaus, and the regulation and
     8     supervision of insurance carried by such companies,
     9     associations, and exchanges, including insurance carried by
    10     the State Workmen's Insurance Fund; providing penalties; and
    11     repealing existing laws," requiring health insurance policies
    12     to provide coverage for vaccinations for human papilloma
    13     virus.

    14     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    15  hereby enacts as follows:
    16     Section 1.  The act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known
    17  as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, is amended by adding a
    18  section to read:
    19     Section 635.2.  Coverage for Human Papilloma Virus
    20  Vaccinations.--(a)  As used in this section "health insurance
    21  policies" means all group or individual health or sickness or
    22  accident insurance policies providing hospital or

     1  medical/surgical coverage and all group or individual subscriber
     2  contracts or certificates issued by any entity subject to one of
     3  the following:
     4     (1)  this act;
     5     (2)  the act of December 29, 1972 (P.L.1701, No.364), known
     6  as the "Health Maintenance Organization Act";
     7     (3)  40 Pa.C.S. Ch. 61 (relating to hospital plan
     8  corporations); or
     9     (4)  40 Pa.C.S. Ch. 63 (relating to professional health
    10  services plan corporations).
    11     (b)  All health insurance policies offered, issued or renewed
    12  after the effective date of this section shall provide coverage
    13  for individuals at least eleven (11) years of age and less than
    14  twenty-seven (27) years of age to receive the vaccination
    15  against human papilloma virus.
    16     (c)  This section does not include the following:
    17     (1)  accident only;
    18     (2)  limited benefit;
    19     (3)  credit;
    20     (4)  dental;
    21     (5)  vision;
    22     (6)  specified disease;
    23     (7)  Medicare supplement;
    24     (8)  Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed
    25  Services (CHAMPUS) supplement;
    26     (9)  long-term care or disability income;
    27     (10)  workers' compensation;
    28     (11)  automobile medical payment; or
    29     (12)  any combination of hospital indemnity, accident only,
    30  fixed indemnity, credit, dental, vision, specified disease,
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     1  Medicare supplement, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the
     2  Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) supplement, long-term care or
     3  disability income, workers' compensation or automobile medical
     4  payment insurance, or other limited benefit plan.
     5     Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

















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