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62A.151 Health insurance benefits for emotionally handicapped children.

No policy or plan of health, medical, hospitalization, or accident and sickness insurance regulated under this chapter, or nonprofit health service plan corporation regulated under chapter 62C, or health maintenance organization regulated under chapter 62D which provides coverage of or reimbursement for inpatient hospital and medical expenses shall be delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this state, or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the commissioner of commerce, after July 1, 1975 unless the policy or plan includes and provides health service benefits to any subscriber or other person covered thereunder, on the same basis as other benefits, for the treatment of emotionally handicapped children in a residential treatment facility licensed by the commissioner of human services. For purposes of this section "emotionally handicapped child" shall have the meaning set forth by the commissioner of human services in the rules relating to residential treatment facilities. The restrictions and requirements of this section shall not apply to any plan or policy which is individually underwritten or provided for a specific individual and family members as a nongroup policy. The mandatory coverage under this section shall be on the same basis as inpatient hospital medical coverage provided under the policy or plan.

HIST: 1975 c 40 s 1; 1983 c 289 s 114 subd 1; 1984 c 654 art 5 s 58; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444

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