Today's Law As Amended


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AB-416 Health care coverage.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 1389.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1389.1.
 (a) The director shall not approve any plan contract unless the director finds that the application conforms to both of the following requirements:
(1) All applications for coverage which that  include health-related questions shall contain clear and unambiguous questions designed to ascertain the health condition or history of the applicant.
(2) The application questions related to an applicant’s health shall be based on medical information that is reasonable and necessary for medical underwriting purposes. The application shall include a prominently displayed notice that shall read:
“California law prohibits an HIV test from being required or used by health care service plans as a condition of obtaining coverage.”
(b) Nothing in this section shall authorize  authorizes  the director to establish or require a single or standard application form for application questions.