(1) All insurers issuing individual health insurance policies in this Commonwealth
which provide coverage for treatment of breast cancer by chemotherapy on an expense-incurred
basis shall also provide coverage for treatment of breast cancer by high-dose chemotherapy
with autologous bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplantation.
(2) The administration of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation
or stem cell transplantation shall only be covered when performed in institutions
that comply with the guidelines of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
or the International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, whichever has
the higher standard.
(3) Treatment of breast cancer by high-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow
transplantation or stem cell transplantation shall not be considered experimental
or investigational. Coverage for transplantation under this section shall not be subject to any greater
coinsurance or copayment than that applicable to any other coverage provided by the
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