17:48E-35.19. Coverage for certain dental procedures for the severely disabled or child age five or under by health service corporation
3. a. No group or individual health service corporation contract providing hospital or medical benefits shall be delivered, issued, executed or renewed in this State pursuant to P.L.1985, C. 236 (C. 17:48E-1 et seq.), or approved for issuance or renewal in this State by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of this amendatory and supplementary act, unless the contract provides benefits to any person covered thereunder who is severely disabled or a child age five or under for expenses incurred for: (1)general anesthesia and hospitalization for dental services; or (2) a medical condition covered by the contract which requires hospitalization or general anesthesia for dental services rendered by a dentist regardless of where the dental services are provided.
b. A group or individual health service corporation contract may require prior authorization of hospitalization for dental services in the same manner that prior authorization is required for hospitalization for other covered diseases or conditionS.
C. This section shall apply to all group or individual health service corporation contracts in which the health service corporation has reserved the right to change the premium.
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