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40-2,184. Coverage for orally administered anticancer medication. (a) Any individual or group health insurance policy, medical service plan, contract, hospital service corporation contract, hospital and medical service corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization, municipal group-funded pool and the state employee health care benefits plan which provides coverage for prescription drugs and which is delivered, issued for delivery, amended or renewed on and after July 1, 2011, shall provide coverage for a prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells on a basis no less favorable than intravenously administered or injected cancer medications that are covered as medical benefits.

(b) Any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement under this section may apply the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.

(c) (1) From and after the effective date of this act, the provisions of this section shall apply to the state employees health care benefits program.

(2) Pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 40-2249a, and amendments thereto, on or before March 1, 2011, the state health care benefits commission shall submit to the president of the senate and to the speaker of the house of representatives, a report indicating the impact the provisions of this section has had on the state health care benefits program, including data on the utilization and costs of such coverage. Such report shall also include a recommendation whether such coverage should continue for the state health care benefits program or whether additional utilization and cost data is required.

History: L. 2010, ch. 120, ยง 3; July 1.

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