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SB-600 Health care coverage: fertility preservation.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 1374.551 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1374.551.
 (a) When a covered treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility, standard fertility preservation services are a basic health care service, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1345, and are not within the scope of coverage for the treatment of infertility for the purposes of Section 1374.55.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Iatrogenic infertility” means infertility caused directly or indirectly by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other medical treatment.
(2) “May directly or indirectly cause” means medical treatment with a possible side effect of infertility, as established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology or the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
(3) “Standard fertility preservation services” means procedures consistent with the established medical practices and professional guidelines published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology or the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
(c) This section does not apply to Medi-Cal managed care health care service plan contracts or any entity that enters into a contract with the State Department of Health Care Services for the delivery of health care services pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000), Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 14200), Chapter 8.75 (commencing with Section 14591), or Chapter 8.9 (commencing with Section 14700) of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
SEC. 2.
 The addition of Section 1374.551 to the Health and Safety Code by this act does not constitute a change in, but is declaratory of, existing law.