58-17-30.3 Premature birth and congenital defects covered--Applicability.
Premature birth and congenital defects covered--Applicability.
The coverage for
a newly born child from the moment of birth or for a newly adopted child, from the beginning of the
six-month adoption bonding period, shall consist of coverage of injury or sickness including the
necessary care and treatment of premature birth and medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth
abnormalities. The provisions of §§ 58-17-30.2 to 58-17-30.4, inclusive, apply to any individually
written health benefit plan issued or renewed by any health insurer, health carrier, health
maintenance organization, fraternal benefit society, nonprofit medical and surgical plan, nonprofit
hospital service plan, or other entity providing coverage through a health benefit plan subject to the
provisions of this title.
Source: SL 1974, ch 322; SL 1976, ch 313, § 2; SL 1983, ch 375, § 2; SL 1984, ch 327, § 13; SL
2001, ch 274, § 1; SL 2015, ch 249, § 1.