(a) An individual health plan or group health plan, a health insurer offering health insurance coverage for prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the D.C. Healthcare Alliance program shall provide coverage for a supply of contraceptives intended to last over the course of a 12-month period, that shall be dispensed all at once or over the course of the 12 months at the patient's election, including for over-the-counter contraceptives and contraceptives obtained from a licensed pharmacist pursuant to § 3-1202.08(g-1); provided, that the D.C. Healthcare Alliance program shall not be required to provide coverage for a supply of contraceptives intended to last longer than the period of recertification for the D.C. Healthcare Alliance. The costs of any consultation by the pharmacist shall also be covered.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the term:
(1) "Contraceptive" means a drug or drug regimen approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy.
(2) "Medicaid" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 4-204.12(2).
For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Defending Access to Women's Health Care Services Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-266, Feb. 21, 2018, 65 DCR 2119).