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62A.308 HOSPITALIZATION AND ANESTHESIA FOR DENTAL PROCEDURES.

Subdivision 1.Scope of coverage.

This section applies to a health plan as defined in section 62A.011 that provides coverage to a Minnesota resident.

Subd. 2.Required coverages.

(a) A health plan included in subdivision 1 must cover anesthesia and hospital charges for dental care provided to a covered person who: (1) is a child under age five; or (2) is severely disabled; or (3) has a medical condition and who requires hospitalization or general anesthesia for dental care treatment. A health carrier may require prior authorization of hospitalization for dental care procedures in the same manner that prior authorization is required for hospitalization for other covered diseases or conditions.

(b) A health plan included in subdivision 1 must also provide coverage for general anesthesia and treatment rendered by a dentist for a medical condition covered by the health plan, regardless of whether the services are provided in a hospital or a dental office.

History:

1995 c 91 s 1