6. In addition to benefits provided under regulations adopted pursuant to P.L.1992, c.161 (C.17B:27A-2 et seq.) and P.L.1992, c.162 (C.17B:27A-17 et seq.), no certificate of authority to establish and operate a health maintenance organization in this State shall be issued or continued on or after the effective date of this act unless the health maintenance organization offers to provide health care services to any contract holder for the treatment of cancer by dose-intensive chemotherapy/autologous bone marrow transplants and peripheral blood stem cell transplants when performed by institutions approved by the National Cancer Institute or pursuant to protocols consistent with the guidelines of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. This treatment shall be provided to the same extent as for any other illness.
The offer required pursuant to 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. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit a health maintenance organization in adjusting the schedule of charges for enrollee coverage, or providing for reasonable deductibles or copayments, with respect to benefits provided pursuant to this section.