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  • NJ A1470
  • Requires health benefits coverage for donated human breast milk under certain conditions.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires health insurers (health, hospital and medical service corporations, commercial individual and group health insurers; health maintenance organizations, health benefits plans issued pursuant to the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage and Small Employer Health Benefits Programs, the State Health Benefits Program, and the School Employees' Health Benefits Program) to provide health benefits coverage for any expenses incurred in the provision of donated human breast milk provided that: (1) the covered person is an infant under the age of six months; (2) a physician prescribes the milk for the covered person; and (3) the milk is obtained from a human milk bank that meets quality guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, or that is licensed by the Department of Health. The Human Milk Banking Association of North America is a national professional organization that supports non-profit human milk banking. It works to ensure the quality of human milk banks through the establishment of mandatory guidelines and periodic inspections of human milk banks.
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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