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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 571-S.F.No. 1681 
           An act relating to insurance; accident and health; 
          exempting child health supervision services and 
          perinatal care services from any requirement of 
          coinsurance or dollar limitation; proposing coding for 
          new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62A. 
    Section 1.  [62A.047] [CHILDREN'S HEALTH SERVICES.] 
    No policy of individual or group health and accident 
insurance regulated under this chapter, or individual or group 
subscriber contract regulated under chapter 62C, shall be 
issued, renewed, continued, delivered, issued for delivery, or 
executed in this state, or approved for issuance or renewal in 
this state by the commissioner of commerce unless the policy or 
contract specifically exempts reasonable and customary charges 
for child health supervision services and perinatal care 
services from a deductible, copayment, or other coinsurance or 
dollar limitation requirement.  Minimum benefits may be limited 
to one visit payable to one provider for all of the services 
provided at each visit cited in this section subject to the 
schedule set forth in this section.  Nothing in this section 
shall apply to a commercial health insurance policy issued as a 
companion to a health maintenance organization contract. 
    "Child health supervision services" means pediatric 
preventive services, appropriate immunizations, developmental 
assessments, and laboratory services appropriate to the age of a 
child from birth to age six.  Reimbursement must be made for at 
least five child health supervision visits from birth to 12 
months, three child health supervision visits from 12 months to 
24 months, once a year from three years old to six years old. 
    "Perinatal care services" means the comprehensive package 
of medical and psychosocial support provided throughout the 
pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum period including risk 
assessment, serial surveillance, prenatal education, use of 
specialized skills and technology, when needed, observation of 
the mother and infant, preparation for discharge, and follow-up 
during the postpartum period. 
    Approved April 20, 1988

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