§431:10A-116.6  Contraceptive services.  (a)  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each employer group accident and health or sickness policy, contract, plan, or agreement issued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2000, shall cease to exclude contraceptive services or supplies for the subscriber or any dependent of the subscriber who is covered by the policy, subject to the exclusion under section 431:10A-116.7 and the exclusion under section 431:10A-607.

     (b)  Except as provided in subsection (c), all policies, contracts, plans, or agreements under subsection (a) that provide contraceptive services or supplies or prescription drug coverage shall not exclude any prescription contraceptive supplies or impose any unusual copayment, charge, or waiting requirement for such supplies.

     (c)  Coverage for oral contraceptives shall include at least one brand from the monophasic, multiphasic, and the progestin-only categories.  A member shall receive coverage for any other oral contraceptive only if:

     (1)  Use of brands covered has resulted in an adverse drug reaction; or

     (2)  The member has not used the brands covered and, based on the member's past medical history, the prescribing health care provider believes that use of the brands covered would result in an adverse reaction.

     (d)  Coverage required by this section shall include reimbursement to a prescribing health care provider or dispensing entity for prescription contraceptive supplies intended to last for up to a twelve-month period for an insured.

     (e)  For purposes of this section:

     "Contraceptive services" means physician-delivered, physician-supervised, physician assistant-delivered, advanced practice registered nurse-delivered, nurse-delivered, or pharmacist-delivered medical services intended to promote the effective use of contraceptive supplies or devices to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

     "Contraceptive supplies" means all United States Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive drugs or devices used to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

     (f)  Nothing in this section shall be construed to extend the practice or privileges of any health care provider beyond that provided in the laws governing the provider's practice and privileges. [L 1993, c 365, §1; am L 1999, c 267, §2; am L 2003, c 201, §3 and c 212, §73; am L 2016, c 141, §6 and c 205, §2; am L 2017, c 67, §3; am L 2019, c 70, §16]