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March 19, 2019

Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, also passed favorably from both chambers and awaits signature by the Governor. The bill would require health benefit plans to cover any genetic tests for cancer risk that are recommended by certain providers if the recommendation is consistent with specific genetic testing guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network or any other criteria or guidelines published by national medical societies that are determined to be relevant and reliable by the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This KMA-supported bill would also amend current state law by lowering the age eligible for colorectal cancer examination and testing coverage from 50 to 45.



March 12, 2019

Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, passed the House last week by a vote of 98-1 and has been delivered to the Governor for final signature. The bill would require health benefit plans to cover any genetic tests for cancer risk that are recommended by certain providers if the recommendation is consistent with specific genetic testing guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network or any other criteria or guidelines published by national medical societies that are determined to be relevant and reliable by the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This KMA-supported bill would also amend current state law by lowering the age eligible for colorectal cancer examination and testing coverage from 50 to 45.



March 5, 2019

Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, also passed the House Banking and Insurance Committee on Thursday. The bill would require health benefit plans to cover any genetic tests for cancer risk that are recommended by certain providers if the recommendation is consistent with specific genetic testing guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network or any other criteria or guidelines published by national medical societies that are determined to be relevant and reliable by the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This KMA-supported bill would also amend current state law by lowering the age eligible for colorectal cancer examination and testing coverage from 50 to 45.


February 26, 2019

Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, passed the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 33-3. The bill would require health benefit plans to cover any genetic tests for cancer risk that are recommended by certain providers if the recommendation is consistent with specific genetic testing guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network or any other criteria or guidelines published by national medical societies that are determined to be relevant and reliable the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This KMA-supported bill would also amend current state law by lowering the age eligible for colorectal cancer examination and testing coverage from 50 to 45.


February 19, 2019

Senate Bill 30, also sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, would require health benefit plans to cover any genetic tests for cancer risk that are recommended by certain providers if the recommendation is consistent with specific genetic testing guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network or any other criteria or guidelines published by national medical societies that are determined to be relevant and reliable the Kentucky Department of Insurance. This KMA-supported bill would also amend current state law by lowering the age eligible for colorectal cancer examination and testing coverage from 50 to 45.

SB30 passed favorably from the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR 
AND ASK THEM TO
SUPPORT SENATE BILL 30.


Legislative Message Line: (800) 372-7181
 


 

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