58-18-7.17 Exclusion of benefits for injury while under the influence of alcohol or drugs prohibited-...
Exclusion of benefits for injury while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
prohibited--Exception for sickness or injury caused in commission of felony.
A group health
insurance policy or certificate that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state may not
exclude the payment of benefits for injuries sustained by an insured person because the insured was
under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as defined by § 32-23-1.
Nothing in this section precludes a health insurer from excluding coverage for an insured for any
sickness or injury caused in the commission of a felony.
Source: SL 1997, ch 290, §§ 2, 7.