SEC. 83-9-45. Coverage and benefits for treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder and craniomandibular disorder.
[This section was reenacted without change by Laws, 1994, ch. 354, Sec. 5, effective from and after July 1, 1994. Since the text of the section as it appears in the parent volume is unaffected by the reenactment, it is not reprinted in this supplement, as directed by Sec. 7 of ch. 354.] Except for policies which only provide coverage for specified diseases and other limited benefit health insurance policies, no policy or certificate of health, medical, hospitalization or accident and sickness insurance and no subscriber contract provided by a nonprofit health service plan corporation or health maintenance organization shall be issued, renewed, continued, issued for delivery or executed in this state after July 1, 1991, unless the policy, plan or contract specifically offers coverage for diagnostic and surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder and craniomandibular disorder. Coverage for diagnostic services and surgery shall be the same as that for treatment to any other joint in the body and shall apply if the treatment is administered or prescribed by a physician or dentist. The minimum lifetime coverage for temporomandibular joint disorder and craniomandibular treatment shall be no less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 570, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1991. Reenacted without change by Laws, 1994, ch. 354, Sec. 5, eff from and after July 1, 1994