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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 6417
Coverage for surgical procedures and devices incident to mastectomy.
F.S. 627.6417
627.6417 Coverage for surgical procedures and devices incident to mastectomy.
(1) Any health insurance policy that provides coverage for mastectomies must also provide coverage for prosthetic devices and breast reconstructive surgery incident to the mastectomy. The insurer may charge an appropriate additional premium for the coverage required by this subsection. The coverage for prosthetic devices and breast reconstructive surgery shall be subject to any deductible and coinsurance conditions and all other terms and conditions applicable to other benefits. Breast reconstructive surgery must be in a manner chosen by the treating physician, consistent with prevailing medical standards, and in consultation with the patient.
(2) As used in this section, the term “mastectomy” means the removal of all or part of the breast for medically necessary reasons as determined by a licensed physician, and the term “breast reconstructive surgery” means surgery to reestablish symmetry between the two breasts.
(3) This section does not apply to disability income, specified disease other than cancer, or hospital indemnity policies.
History.ss. 2, 4, ch. 87-262; s. 4, ch. 88-269; ss. 58, 114, ch. 92-318; s. 1, ch. 97-48.