HOSPITAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS
41-3440. Services provided by governmental entities. (1) From and after July 1, 1990, no hospital or professional service corporation subscriber’s contract shall be issued in Idaho which excludes from coverage services rendered the subscriber while a resident in an Idaho state institution, provided the services to the subscriber would be covered by the contract if rendered to him outside an Idaho state institution.
(2) From and after July 1, 1990, no hospital or professional service corporation subscriber’s contract may contain any provision denying or reducing benefits otherwise provided under the policy for the reason that the person insured is receiving health or mental health care or developmental services provided by the department of health and welfare, whether or not the department of health and welfare bases its charges for such services on the recipient’s ability to pay. Provided, nothing in this section shall prevent the issuance of a contract which excludes or reduces benefits where the charge level or amount of the charge levied by a governmental entity for such services would vary or be affected in any way by the existence of coverage under a hospital or professional service corporation subscriber contract.
[41-3440, added 1990, ch. 300, sec. 3, p. 829.]