CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.

§5-16-17. Preexisting conditions not covered; defined.

A preexisting condition is an injury, or sickness, or any condition relating to that injury, or sickness, for which a participant is diagnosed, receives treatment, or incurs expenses prior to the effective date of coverage.

For all participants enrolling in the plan after the effective date of this section, payment shall be made for expenses incurred for or in connection with a preexisting condition: Provided, That participants may enroll or make plan selections only at the time of hire, during annual open enrollment or upon the occurrence of a "qualifying event" under section 125 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Bill History For §5-16-17

1992 Regular Session
Senate Bill 536
1990 Third Special Session
Senate Bill 5
1988 Regular Session
House Bill 4222
1973 First Special Session
Senate Bill 56
1971 First Special Session
House Bill 115