2023 Florida Statutes

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SECTION 6579Coverage for child health supervision services.

627.6579 Coverage for child health supervision services.
(1) All group, blanket, or franchise health insurance policies providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis which provide coverage for a family member of the certificateholder or subscriber must, as to such family member’s coverage, also provide that the health insurance benefits applicable for children include coverage for child health supervision services from the moment of birth to age 16 years. Such services must be exempt from any deductible provisions that are in force in such policies or contracts.
(2) As used in this section, the term “child health supervision services” means physician-delivered or physician-supervised services that include, at a minimum, benefit coverage for services delivered at the intervals and scope stated in this section.
(a) Child health supervision services must include periodic visits which shall include a history, a physical examination, a developmental assessment and anticipatory guidance, and appropriate immunizations and laboratory tests. Such services and periodic visits shall be provided in accordance with prevailing medical standards consistent with the Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(b) Minimum benefits may be limited to one visit payable to one provider for all of the services provided at each visit cited in this section.
(3) This section does not apply to disability income, specified disease, Medicare supplement, or hospital indemnity policies.
History.ss. 3, 6, ch. 86-122; s. 1, ch. 88-329; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 2, ch. 97-166.

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