(1) As used in this section, “remedial care” includes services rendered by a person licensed to practice one or more of the healing arts within the scope of the license of the person or any other remedial care recognized under the laws of this state.
(2) Any district school board may enter into contracts of insurance or medical and hospital service contracts covering its employees for remedial care and hospital benefits. In addition, the board may operate a self-insurance program to provide its employees with remedial care and hospital benefits. Failure to procure or operate a program of hospital-medical insurance shall not be construed as negligence or lack of diligence on the part of the district school board or members thereof.
(3) The school district may agree to pay none, part or all of the premiums on policies of insurance or service contracts entered into pursuant to this section.
(4) No premium or other periodic charge on any insurance, medical or hospital service contract shall be paid unless the insurer or hospital association issuing such policy or contract is by law authorized to transact business as an insurance company or hospital association in this state.
(5) The board may negotiate more than one contract with one or more insurance companies or hospital associations if necessary to obtain optimum coverage at minimum cost. [Formerly 342.598; 1997 c.795 §1; 1999 c.59 §83]Section: Previous 332.405 332.410 332.415 332.420 332.425 332.427 332.430 332.432 332.435 332.437 332.440 332.445 332.450 332.460 332.470 Next
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