LAWS OF MARYLAND
Every health insurance policy issued or delivered in this
State which provides coverage for an inpatient service in an
acute general hospital shall provide coverage for:
[(i)] (1) A corresponding outpatient service that is
furnished to the insured in lieu of the inpatient service by
reason of the denial resulting from a utilization review program
of a request by the attending physician for an inpatient
[(ii)] (2) An objective second opinion given the
insured when required by a utilization review program under §
19-319 of the Health - General Article.
DRAFTER'S NOTE: This corrects stylistic errors in numbering
in Article 48A, § 470V.
The error in numbering occurred in Ch. III of the Acts
of the Regular Session of the General Assembly of
The numbering errors were noted by the Computer
Division of the Department of Legislative Reference.
Each hospital or major medical insurance policy written on
an expense incurred basis, which is delivered or issued for
delivery in the State, and which provides pregnancy-related
benefits, may not exclude benefits for all outpatient expenses
arising from in vitro fertilization procedures performed on the
policyholder or the policyholder's dependent spouse, provided
(6) The in vitro fertilization procedures are
performed at medical facilities that conform to the American
College of [Obstetric and Gynecology] OBSTETRICIANS AND
GYNECOLOGISTS guidelines for in vitro fertilization clinics or to
the American Fertility Society minimal standards for programs of
in vitro fertilization.
DRAFTER'S NOTE: This corrects a reference to the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Article
48A, § 470W(6).
Ch. 237 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the
General Assembly of 1985 incorrectly referred to the
"American College of Obstetric an Gynecology".
The error was noted by the Computer Division of the
Department of Legislative Reference.