58-18B-51 Shorter hospital stay permitted--Follow-up visit within forty-eight hours required.
Shorter hospital stay permitted--Follow-up visit within forty-eight hours required.
If the treating physician determines that the mother and the newborn meet medical criteria contained
in Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Third Edition, of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as in effect on January 1, 1996, a health
benefit plan may provide coverage for a shorter length of hospital inpatient stay for services related
to maternity and newborn care than is required in § 58-18B-50 if the coverage includes one
follow-up visit in the first forty-eight hours after discharge to verify the condition of the mother and
Source: SL 1996, ch 292, § 8.