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The DC Code: § 31-3801 Payable benefits.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)

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.

Historical and Statutory

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. DC CODE § 31-3801 Current through December 11, 2012


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