58-17-88 Minimum inpatient care coverage following delivery.
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.