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62A.27 Coverage of adopted children.

(a) A health plan that provides coverage to a Minnesota resident must cover adopted children of the insured, subscriber, participant, or enrollee on the same basis as other dependents. Consequently, the plan shall not contain any provision concerning preexisting condition limitations, insurability, eligibility, or health underwriting approval concerning children placed for adoption with the participant.

(b) The coverage required by this section is effective from the date of placement for adoption. For purposes of this section, placement for adoption means the assumption and retention by a person of a legal obligation for total or partial support of a child in anticipation of adoption of the child. The child's placement with a person terminates upon the termination of the legal obligation for total or partial support.

(c) For the purpose of this section, health plan includes:

(1) coverage offered by community integrated service networks;

(2) coverage that is designed solely to provide dental or vision care; and

(3) any plan under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), United States Code, title 29, sections 1001 to 1461.

HIST: 1983 c 56 s 1; 1985 c 49 s 41; 1987 c 337 s 53; 1988 c 656 s 4; 1995 c 207 art 10 s 4; 1997 c 225 art 2 s 62; 2003 c 2 art 1 s 7