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215 ILCS 5/356z.29
(215 ILCS 5/356z.29)
Stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer.
(a) As used in this Section, "stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer" means cancer that has spread from the primary or original site of the cancer to nearby tissues, lymph nodes, or other areas or parts of the body.
(b) No individual or group policy of accident and health insurance amended, issued, delivered, or renewed in this State after January 1, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 100-1057) that, as a provision of hospital, medical, or surgical services, directly or indirectly covers the treatment of stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer shall limit or exclude coverage for a drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration by mandating that the insured shall first be required to fail to successfully respond to a different drug or prove a history of failure of the drug as long as the use of the drug is consistent with best practices for the treatment of stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer and is supported by peer-reviewed medical literature.
(c) If, at any time before or after January 1, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 100-1057), the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor agency, promulgates rules or regulations to be published in the Federal Register, publishes a comment in the Federal Register, or issues an opinion, guidance, or other action that would require the State, pursuant to any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148), including, but not limited to, 42 U.S.C. 18031(d)(3)(B) or any successor provision, to defray the cost of the prohibition of coverage restrictions or exclusions contained in subsection (b) of this Section for the treatment of stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer, then this Section is inoperative with respect to all such coverage other than that authorized under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396a, and the State shall not assume any obligation for the cost of the prohibition of coverage restrictions or exclusions contained in subsection (b) of this Section for the treatment of stage 4 advanced, metastatic cancer.
(Source: P.A. 100-1057, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)