(1) All policies providing health insurance, as defined in ORS 731.162 (Health insurance), except those policies whose coverage is limited to expenses from accidents or specific diseases that are unrelated to the coverage required by this section, shall include coverage for a nonprescription elemental enteral formula for home use, if the formula is medically necessary for the treatment of severe intestinal malabsorption and a physician has issued a written order for the formula and the formula comprises the sole source, or an essential source, of nutrition.
(2) The coverage required by subsection (1) of this section may be made subject to provisions of the policy that apply to other benefits under the policy including, but not limited to, provisions related to deductibles and coinsurance. Deductibles and coinsurance for elemental enteral formulas shall be no greater than those for any other treatment for the condition under the policy.
(3) This section is exempt from ORS 743A.001 (Automatic repeal of certain statutes on individual and group health insurance). [Formerly 743.729; 2009 c.703 §1]