California Insurance Code
(a) The board shall determine the dental benefits to be provided to subscribers by the program. Such benefits shall be consistent with those provided to state employees through the Department of Personnel Administration on July 1, 1997, except that orthodontia shall only be a benefit when it is determined to be medically necessary.
(b) The board shall establish the required subscriber copayment levels for dental benefits. The copayment levels established by the board shall, to the extent possible, reflect the copayment levels provided to state employees through the Department of Personnel Administration on July 1, 1997, except that no copayment shall be charged for medically necessary orthodontia services. There shall be no subscriber copayments for preventive and diagnostic services, including, but not limited to, examinations, teeth cleaning, X-rays, topical fluoride treatments, space maintainers, and sealants.
(c) No deductible shall be charged to subscribers for dental benefits.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for a subscriber who is determined by the California Children's Services Program to be eligible for benefits under the program pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 123800) of Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, a participating plan shall not be responsible for the provision of, or payment for, the particular services authorized by the California Children's Services Program for the particular subscriber for the treatment of a California Children's Services Program eligible medical condition. All other services provided under the participating plan shall be available to the subscriber.