58-38-44Contracts to provide coverage for prostate cancer screening.

Every service or indemnity-type contract issued by a nonprofit medical or surgical service plan corporation that covers a male and that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state, except for policies that provide coverage for specified disease or other limited benefit coverage, shall provide the following coverage for diagnostic screening for prostate cancer:

(1)    An annual medically recognized diagnostic examination, including a digital rectal examination and a prostate-specific antigen test, as follows:

(a)    For asymptomatic men aged fifty and over; and

(b)    For men aged forty-five and over at high risk for prostate cancer; and

(2)    For males of any age who have a prior history of prostate cancer, medically indicated diagnostic testing at intervals recommended by a physician, including the digital rectal examination, prostate-specific antigen test, and bone scan.

Source: SL 2001, ch 277, § 4.