Section 22-6-10

Women's right to health care.

(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Women's Right to Health Care Act."

(b) Any state program funded under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1396 et seq., and any other publicly funded state health care program which provides coverage for mastectomy surgery shall also provide coverage for reconstruction of the breast on which surgery has been performed and surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance if the patient is eligible for Medicaid and elects reconstruction within two years of the mastectomy surgery and in the manner chosen by the patient and the physician, in accordance with guidelines consistent with Medicare and other third party payers. Reimbursement is allowed only for breast reconstructive surgery following a medically necessary mastectomy when performed for the removal of cancer. As used in this section, the term "reconstruction" shall also include augmentation mammoplasty, reduction mammoplasty following a mastectomy as treatment for removal of cancer, and mastoplexy.

(Act 2000-763, p. 1745, §§1, 2.)