5.A certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in this State shall not be issued or continued by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of this act unless the health maintenance organization offers health care services to any enrollee or other person covered thereunder which include a Pap smear. The health care services shall be provided to the same extent as for any other medical condition under the contract.
As used in this section, and notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, "Pap smear" means an initial Pap smear and any confirmatory test when medically necessary and as ordered by the covered person's physician and includes all laboratory costs associated with the initial Pap smear and any confirmatory test.
The provisions of this section shall apply to all contracts for health care services by health maintenance organizations under which the right to change the schedule of charges for enrollee coverage is reserved.
L.1995, c.415, s.5; amended 2001, c.227, s.5; 2012, c.17, s.266.