§2847-J. Coverage for hospice care services

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/24-A/title24-Asec2847-J.html
Published: 2015

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§2847-J. Coverage for hospice care services








1. Definitions. 
As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms
have the following meanings.





A. "Hospice care services" means services provided on a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week
basis to a person who is terminally ill and that person's family. "Hospice care services"
includes, but is not limited to, physician services; nursing care; respite care; medical
and social work services; counseling services; nutritional counseling; pain and symptom
management; medical supplies and durable medical equipment; occupational, physical
or speech therapies; volunteer services; home health care services; and bereavement
services. [2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §3 (NEW); 2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §5 (AFF).]











B. "Person who is terminally ill" means a person that has a medical prognosis that the
person's life expectancy is 12 months or less if the illness runs its normal course. [2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §3 (NEW); 2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §5 (AFF).]








[
2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §3 (NEW);
2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §5 (AFF)
.]








2. Coverage for hospice care services. 
All group insurance policies and contracts must provide coverage for hospice care
services to a person who is terminally ill. Hospice care services must be provided
according to a written care delivery plan developed by a hospice care provider and
the recipient of hospice care services. Coverage for hospice care services must be
provided whether the services are provided in a home setting or an inpatient setting.


[
2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §3 (NEW);
2001, c. 358, Pt. LL, §5 (AFF)
.]








3. Application. 
The requirements of this section apply to all group policies, contracts and certificates
executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State. For
purposes of this section, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the
next yearly anniversary of the contract date.


§2847-J. Coverage for general anesthesia for dentistry

(As enacted by PL 2001, c. 423, §3 and affected by §5 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 24-A,
SECTION 2847-K)


[
2003, c. 517, Pt. B, §21 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

RR 2001, c. 1, §33 (RAL).
2001, c. 358, §LL3 (NEW).
2001, c. 358, §LL5 (AFF).
2001, c. 423, §3 (NEW).
2001, c. 423, §5 (AFF).
2003, c. 517, §B21 (AMD).