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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Becomes Second State to Enact Law on Fertility Preservation Coverage!

Fertility Preservation Bill

Bill Numbers: 2017-S 0821A, 2017-H 6170A

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE (Mandates insurance coverage for medically necessary expenses for standard fertility preservation services when a medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.)

Sponsors

  • Goodwin; Serpa, Bennett, McNamara, Solomon, and Shekarchi

Summary

  • This bill requires insurers to provide coverage for certain fertility preservation procedures;
  • RI already has an IVF mandate
  • Only for “medically necessary” procedures to prevent “iatrogenic infertility”

Bill History

Unanimous passage in both chambers; signed by Governor: 7/5/17

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