6.A certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in this State pursuant to P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.) shall not be issued or continued by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of P.L.1997, c.75 unless the health maintenance organization provides health care services to any enrollee, following a mastectomy on one breast or both breasts, for reconstructive breast surgery, surgery to restore and achieve symmetry between the two breasts, and prostheses and, under any contract for health care services providing outpatient x-ray or radiation therapy, outpatient chemotherapy following surgical procedures in connection with the treatment of breast cancer shall be included as a part of the outpatient x-ray or radiation therapy.
The health care services shall be provided to the same extent as for any other medical condition under the contract for health care services.
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.1997, c.75, s.6; amended 2012, c.17, s.267.