Public Chapter 312
SENATE BILL NO. 1688
Substituted for: House Bill No. 1364
AN ACTTo amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 56 and Title 68, relative to tests for certain illnesses.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-5-401(a), is amended by designating the existing language as subdivision (1) and by adding the following as a new subdivision (2):
(2) Every provider of prenatal care will adhere to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for the prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease.
SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 56-7-2301(b), is amended by adding the following at the end of the subsection: "The coverage of newly-born infants and pregnant women shall also include coverage for testing as provided in Section 1 of this act."
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it. The provisions of Section 2 shall apply to insurance policies or contracts entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 1997.