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 coverage required by this section applies to any subsequent health benefit plan
that is purchased providing coverage for that newly born or newly adopted child if application for
the subsequent coverage is made within sixty-three days of the termination of the prior coverage and
if the coverage is issued pursuant to § 58-17-85. 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.