58-17-30.5. Coverage for inpatient alcoholism treatment required. Any insurer which delivers or issues for delivery in this state any insurance policy under this chapter which provides coverage on an expense incurred basis shall offer, in writing, to include in such policy or contract issued or renewed on or after July 1, 1979, coverage for the inpatient treatment of alcoholism in licensed hospitals and residential primary treatment facilities approved by the State of South Dakota which are carrying out an approved program pursuant to the diagnosis and recommendation of a doctor of medicine. When coverage for inpatient treatment is included in any policy, such coverage shall include inpatient treatment at any South Dakota approved inpatient alcoholism treatment facility.
Source: SL 1977, ch 410, § 2; SL 1979, ch 344, § 1.