58-17-88. Minimum inpatient care coverage following delivery. If a health insurance policy that is issued or renewed on or after July 1, 1996, provides maternity coverage, the policy 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 § 58-17-89. Any policy 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, § 1; SL 1998, ch 290, § 1.
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