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48.44.210  <<  48.44.212 >>   48.44.215

RCW 48.44.212

Coverage of dependent children to include newborn infants and congenital anomalies from moment of birth — Notification period.

(1) Any health care service plan contract under this chapter delivered or issued for delivery in this state more than one hundred twenty days after February 16, 1974, which provides coverage for dependent children of the insured or covered group member, shall provide coverage for newborn infants of the insured or covered group member from and after the moment of birth. Coverage provided in accord with this section shall include, but not be limited to, coverage for congenital anomalies of such infant children from the moment of birth.

     (2) If payment of an additional premium is required to provide coverage for a child, the contract may require that notification of birth of a newly born child and payment of the required premium must be furnished to the contractor. The notification period shall be no less than sixty days from the date of birth. This subsection applies to policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1984.

[1984 c 4 § 1; 1983 c 202 § 5; 1974 ex.s. c 139 § 3.]