58-18B-50 Minimum inpatient care coverage following delivery.
Minimum inpatient care coverage following delivery.
If a health benefit plan of
a small employer carrier that is issued or renewed on or after July 1, 1996, provides maternity
coverage, the plan shall provide coverage for a minimum of forty-eight hours of inpatient care
following a vaginal delivery and a minimum of ninety-six hours of inpatient care following delivery
by cesarean section for a mother and her newborn child in a health care facility licensed pursuant to
chapter 34-12, except as otherwise provided in § 58-18B-51. Any policy issued to employers with
less than fifteen employees that provides coverage for complications of pregnancy, and does not
provide other maternity benefits, is not required to comply with this section.
Source: SL 1996, ch 292, § 7; SL 1998, ch 290, § 3.