58-18B-27.1 Exclusion of benefits for injury while under the influence of alcohol or drugs prohibited-...
Exclusion of benefits for injury while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
prohibited--Exception for sickness or injury caused in commission of felony.
A health benefit plan
of a small employer carrier that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state may not
exclude the payment of benefits for injuries sustained by an insured person because the insured was
under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as defined by § 32-23-1.
Nothing in this section precludes a hospital or medical service plan from excluding coverage for
an insured for any sickness or injury caused in the commission of a felony.
Source: SL 1997, ch 290, §§ 3, 7.