58-40-11Care provided by noncontracting hospitals--Contracting hospital unavailable.

All contracts issued by a hospital service plan corporation to the subscribers shall constitute direct obligations of the corporation and of the hospitals with which such corporation has contracted for hospital service. If at any time that the certificate holder is entitled to hospitalization no hospital care is available, said corporation shall provide care outside of hospitals to such extent as the certificate holder is entitled to under the certificate and at the same rate per day as is provided for care in nonmember hospitals, but not to exceed the limits of the certificate.

Source: SL 1966, ch 111, ch 21, § 17.