• Current through October 23, 2012

All individual and group health insurance policies providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis and individual and group service-or indemnity-type contracts issued by a nonprofit health service plan shall provide that health insurance benefits shall be payable with respect to a newly born child of the insured or subscriber from the moment of birth.

(Oct. 20, 1979, D.C. Law 3-33, § 2, 26 DCR 1116.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 35-1101.

1973 Ed., § 35-2001.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 3-33, the "Newborn Health Insurance Act of 1979," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-12, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 17, 1979, and July 31, 1979, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 31, 1979, it was assigned Act No. 3-99 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.