58-17-30.5 Coverage for inpatient alcoholism treatment required.
Coverage for inpatient alcoholism treatment required.
Any insurer which delivers
or issues for delivery in this state any insurance policy under this chapter which provides coverage
on an expense incurred basis shall offer, in writing, to include in such policy or contract issued or
renewed on or after July 1, 1979, coverage for the inpatient treatment of alcoholism in licensed
hospitals and residential primary treatment facilities approved by the State of South Dakota which
are carrying out an approved program pursuant to the diagnosis and recommendation of a doctor of
medicine. When coverage for inpatient treatment is included in any policy, such coverage shall
include inpatient treatment at any South Dakota approved inpatient alcoholism treatment facility.
Source: SL 1977, ch 410, § 2; SL 1979, ch 344, § 1.