58-17B-16 Temporary absence from nursing home or assisted living facility--Effect on benefits for lo...
Temporary absence from nursing home or assisted living facility--Effect on
benefits for long-term care charges and other requirements--Application.
If an insured is receiving
benefits for long-term care services in a nursing home or assisted living facility under a long-term
care policy or certificate subject to this chapter, and temporarily leaves the nursing home or assisted
living facility for a period not to exceed fourteen days annually, the insurer may not reduce or limit
benefits for long-term care charges incurred by the insured during that temporary absence unless
otherwise provided in the policy or certificate. The insurer may not consider that absence in
determining whether the insured qualifies or continues to qualify for a waiver of premium or other
policy or certificate benefits or eligibility requirements. This section applies to all policies or
certificates that are issued after June 30, 2005.
Source: SL 2005, ch 268, § 1.