346-59.2 Comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program. (a) There is established the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, to be administered by the department of human services in collaboration with the department of health, to assist women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer by the Hawaii comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, but who are not eligible for federally-funded medicaid coverage as provided by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.

(b) Under the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, the department of human services shall provide state-funded medical assistance, as appropriated by the legislature, to women who are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the Hawaii comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, but who are not eligible for federal medicaid coverage; provided that the person either:

(1) Is a resident alien of Hawaii who is not eligible for medicaid; or

(2) Would be eligible under medicaid except that the person has health care coverage that specifically does not provide coverage for cancer treatment.

(c) The department of health shall work collaboratively with the department of human services to assist in and support the screening, education, and outreach process regardless of a woman's eligibility for medicaid coverage.

(d) Under the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, the department of health shall provide state-funded medical assistance, as funded by the legislature, to:

(1) Screen women for breast and cervical cancer;

(2) Educate women regarding the risks associated with breast and cervical cancer; and

(3) Provide outreach to women who are at risk for breast and cervical cancer.

[(e)] The department of health and the department of human services shall submit an annual report to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session on the expenditure of all funds for the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program. [L 2001, c 278, 2; am L 2008, c 52, 2, 4]

 

Revision Note

 

Subsection (e) was codified to this section pursuant to 23G-15.

 

 

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