language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 69-S.F.No. 701 An act relating to insurance; requiring coverage for child health supervision and prenatal services; clarifying certain definitions; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 62A.047. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 62A.047, is amended to read: 62A.047 [CHILDREN'S HEALTH SUPERVISION SERVICES AND PRENATAL CARE SERVICES.]
NoA policy of individual or group health and accident insurance regulated under this chapter, or individual or group subscriber contract regulated under chapter 62C, health maintenance contract regulated under chapter 62D, or health benefit certificate regulated under chapter 64B, shall beissued, renewed, or continued , delivered, issued for delivery, or executed in this state, or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the commissioner of commerce unlessto provide coverage to a Minnesota resident, must provide coverage for child health supervision services and prenatal care services. The policy or, contract, or certificate must specifically exemptsexempt reasonable and customary charges for child health supervision services and perinatalprenatal care services from a deductible, copayment, or other coinsurance or dollar limitation requirement. For individual policies, this section does not prohibit the use of waiting periods or preexisting condition limitations for these services. 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 applyapplies to a commercial health insurance policy issued as a companion to a health maintenance organization contract, a policy designed primarily to provide coverage payable on a per diem, fixed indemnity, or nonexpense incurred basis, or a policy that provides only accident coverage. "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 as defined by Standards of Child Health Care issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 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 old24 months to six years old72 months. " PerinatalPrenatal care services" means the comprehensive package of medical and psychosocial support provided throughout the pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum periodincluding risk assessment, serial surveillance, prenatal education, and use of specialized skills and technology, when needed, observation of the mother and infant, preparation for discharge, and follow-up during the postpartum periodas defined by Standards for Obstetric-Gynecologic Services issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective for policies issued or renewed on or after August 1, 1989. Presented to the governor May 2, 1989 Signed by the governor May 3, 1989, 3:13 p.m.