17:48-6hh Hospital service corporation to provide installment payments to obstetrical provider for maternity services.
1. a. Every individual or group hospital service corporation contract that provides benefits for maternity services, and that is delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State or approved for issuance or renewal in this State, by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of this act, shall provide for reimbursement in installments to an obstetrical provider licensed in New Jersey for maternity services rendered during the term of a covered person's pregnancy.
b.For the purposes of this section, "obstetrical provider licensed in New Jersey" means:
(1)an obstetrician/gynecologist licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners; or
(2)a midwife licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners as a certified midwife or a certified nurse midwife.
c.This section shall apply to all hospital service corporation contracts in which the hospital service corporation has reserved the right to change the premium.
L.2009, c.113, s.1.
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