3701.144 Ohio breast and cervical cancer project.

(A) As used in this section, "cost sharing" has the same meaning as in section 3923.85 of the Revised Code.

(B) The department of health shall administer the state's participation in the national breast and cervical cancer early detection program (NBCCEDP), which shall be known as the Ohio breast and cervical cancer project. The project shall be administered in accordance with Title XV of the "Public Health Service Act," 42 U.S.C. 300k et seq., and the department's NBCCEDP grant agreement with the United States centers for disease control and prevention.

(C) In administering the project, the department shall set eligibility requirements for services provided through the project as follows:

(1) The woman must have countable family income not exceeding two hundred fifty per cent of the federal poverty line.

(2) One of the following must be the case:

(a) The woman is not covered by health insurance.

(b) The woman is covered by health insurance that does not include the screening or diagnostic services the woman seeks through the project.

(c) The woman is covered by health insurance that imposes cost sharing for the screening or diagnostic services the woman seeks through the project that exceeds the limit specified by the director of health in rules adopted under division (D) of this section.

(3) In the case of a woman seeking cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services through the project, the woman must be at least twenty-one and less than sixty-five years of age.

(4) In the case of a woman seeking breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through the project, either of the following must be the case:

(a) The woman is at least forty and less than sixty-five years of age.

(b) The woman is at least twenty-five and less than forty years of age and has been determined by a physician to need breast cancer screening and diagnostic services due to the results of a clinical breast examination, the woman's family history, or other factors.

(D) The director shall adopt rules for purposes of division (C)(2)(c) of this section specifying the cost sharing limit for each screening and diagnostic service that may be obtained through the project. The director may adopt other rules as necessary to implement this section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.